Chief Borders, former Florida LB, announces B1G transfer destination

Border Chief, a backup linebacker at Florida for two seasons, heads to B1G. Borders announced on its Twitter account Tuesday that it has committed to Nebraska, joining new coach Matt Rule at Lincoln.

Borders graduated from Herd County High School in Carrollton, Georgia, but is originally from Chicago. At Heard County, he was considered a 4-star recruit and the 37th linebacker in the class of 2021.

He did not play as a true freshman, and redshirted in 2021. In 2022, he was primarily a special teams contributor and was credited with a pair of tackles. On December 5, he took to Twitter to announce that he was entering the transfer portal.

Borders will be looking to help Nebraska get back on solid ground in the world of college football. Rhule was hired on November 26 as a replacement for Scott Frost, who went 16-31 in just over 4 seasons at his alma mater. Rolle was most recently the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, but has seen tremendous success at the college level with Temple and Baylor.