Heard, the 5' 11" Junior to be from Cardinal Mooney HS in Youngstown, OH., had an average of 6.7 yards per carry over 52 carries for the Huskers this past season, as he saw action in 12 games for Nebraska in the 2012 campaign.
With the decommitment of Marcus McWilson and the reported transfer of Heard, that makes two Cardinal Mooney kids that have distanced themselves from the program in as many days. This also brings the "Three Amigos" stable of 2011 commitments down to one, as Aaron Green left the program last off-season to TCU.
The rumor is that Heard has headed to Kentucky. I am working to confirm it, but it is just a message board rumor that this point, so don't get your hopes up too high.
It's finally official. As we reported yesterday, Marcus McWilson, a 4-star safety, decommitted from the Nebraska Cornhuskers after visiting Kentucky and was widely reported to be a strong UK lean. That lean is now officially a commitment, per Ben Roberts at NextCats (among others):
McWilson is considered the No. 18 safety in the class of 2013, according to Rivals and Scout. He is the No. 196 overall player in the Rivals rankings and the No. 10 recruit from Ohio — making him the first Rivals 250 player to commit to Kentucky under Stoops.
This is obviously great news for UK as it continues to make major waves in 2013 recruiting. The McWilson pledge is a big one for the staff and for Kentucky's defensive secondary, which was in major need of a talent upgrade. Given the returning personnel, the secondary should be much improved next year, not only with better starters but also with significantly better depth.