Huskers add Auburn transfer corner to roster

2012-08-25T12:06:00Z 2012-08-25T15:46:15Z Huskers add Auburn transfer corner to rosterBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON JournalStar.com
August 25, 2012 12:06 pm  • 

Nebraska has officially added another scholarship cornerback to its roster.

Bo Pelini confirmed after Saturday's practice inside Memorial Stadium that Jonathan Rose is in Lincoln, and has joined the Husker team after being cleared by the NCAA.

A highly-ranked recruit in the 2011 class, Rose was given a release from Auburn this summer.

While appearing in nine games as a college freshman, Rose played sparingly last year for the Tigers, recording two tackles. But as a recruit,  Rose was considered a prized talent, competing in the U.S. Army All-American game after his senior year of high school.

As a four-star recruit, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Rose was ranked No. 7 nationally at his position by Rivals.com and 14th by Scout.com.

Rose will have to sit out this year but will have three years remaining to play at Nebraska.

"I've watched him coming out when he was getting recruited, very talented young man," Pelini said. "Good corner who is a good get for us. We're happy to have him."

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