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Transfer Tracker: Nebraska TE Kurt Rafdal enters portal

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops moving. On Wednesday, Nebraska fifth-year tight end Kurt Rafdal announced that he will be looking for a new home for his final collegiate season.


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Rafdal played in 26 games at Nebraska
Rafdal played in 26 games at Nebraska (Nate Clouse)

Recruiting: Rafdal took official visits to Nebraska, Iowa and Auburn before committing to the Cornhuskers a few days before National Signing Day. This came down to the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes.

With Cornhuskers: In three seasons at Nebraska, Rafdal saw action in 26 games and caught six passes for 77 yards. He only saw 15 snaps at tight end in 2020, after seeing 58 in 2019 and 162 in 2018.

Potential landing spots: A majority of the early interest has come from Group of Five programs such as Miami-Ohio, Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State and Coastal Carolina

Farrell’s Take: Rafdal was a huge target out of high school who wasn't overly mobile but was expected to be a solid inline tight end. He's a solid blocker, but as a receiver his value isn't high. He's a Group of Five guy to me, at best, but a big name because he's coming from a Power Five program.

Impact Meter: 3.8 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.