Published Thursday, April 11, 2013 AT 2:10 PM / Updated at 2:18 PM
Report: Former Husker RB Heard to transfer to Kentucky
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

Running back Braylon Heard is headed to Kentucky, according to ESPN reporter Joe Schad.

Schad tweeted Thursday afternoon about Heard’s decision. The running back presumably will use his available redshirt year while sitting out 2013 because of NCAA rules, then be eligible for two more seasons with the Wildcats.

Heard told Schad this: “I feel it is the right spot because I feel like I fit in well at the University.”

Heard had not spoken publicly since the end of the 2012 season. It was reported in January by multiple news outlets, including The World-Herald, that Heard was seeking a transfer. NU coach Bo Pelini confirmed a week later that Heard was no longer part of Nebraska’s program.

Heard rushed for 29 yards per game and had three touchdowns as a sophomore for the Huskers. He played in seven games as a true freshman.

Heard’s from Youngstown, Ohio, which is also the hometown of Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and UK assistant Vince Marrow (a graduate assistant at Nebraska until last winter).

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