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Former 3-Star Nebraska Recruit Announces Transfer Destination

A bag of footballs with the logo of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 20: A bag of footballs for the Nebraska Cornhuskers before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, former Nebraska defensive back Tony Butler announced that he would be transferring for his senior season. After taking nearly two months to find his next home, the Ohio native has revealed where he'll play college football in 2020.

Butler appeared in four games for the Cornhuskers this past season. He certainly has a strong bond with the community in Lincoln, but it's time for him to play on a program where he'll have a bigger role.

"I have one last season of eligibility left and I will be entering the transfer portal," Butler announced on Twitter back in January. "This place (Nebraska) will forever be in my heart, but I believe that my abilities need to be utilized at a different university. Thank you for helping me grow into the man I am today."

On Tuesday night, Butler provided an update on his transfer decision for his Twitter followers. The former three-star recruit will be suiting up for Kent State next season.

Kent State should provide Butler the opportunity to see more time on the field. It'll also allow him to play closer to his hometown of Lakewood, Ohio.

Butler is a graduate transfer so he'll be immediately eligible for the 2020 season.

As for Nebraska, the pressure will be on for Scott Frost to lead the program to a bowl game this fall.