In a strange twist, it is now being reported that former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow has scrapped plans to transfer to Nebraska and will instead play for Mississippi.
Here’s a report from the Omaha World-Herald, and another from 247Sports.com. You’ll recall Stringfellow last month told several news outlets that he had signed paperwork in order to transfer to Nebraska, but he apparently changed his mind.
Stringfellow told the World-Herald via text message that he chose to transfer to Ole Miss based on “my visit and just getting to know the coaches and talking to the players about what type of program it was.”
Stringfellow, who will be a sophomore, will have to redshirt the 2014 season and then will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. After Stringfellow pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges stemming from a pair of February assaults in the University District, UW announced that he would seek to transfer. UW quarterback Cyler Miles, who was investigated in connection with the same incidents but was not charged, remains on the Huskies’ roster and was reinstated to the team in mid-May after serving a suspension that lasted a little more than three months.
He caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown as a freshman in 2013.