Darrion Daniels was dejected and emotional. He had just learned his football season — and possibly his college career — was over.
The injury, a torn tendon in his left pinky, required surgery and ended his senior year at Oklahoma State after four games. He needed to talk to someone. He dialed his brother.
Damion Daniels, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman at Nebraska, listened and consoled. But before the conversation ended the Husker worked in a joke: You should come play with me.
Darrion laughed, but the idea stuck with him. Now three months later, it became a reality Friday as the 6-foot-3, 320-pound D-lineman signed with NU as a graduate transfer. Nebraska announced the news on social media as its Class of 2019 bumps to 24 scholarship signees in the early signing period.