Class of 2013

Jonathan Rose

HometownLeeds, AL
High schoolLeeds

Former Auburn defensive back Jonathan Rose announced Aug. 10 his plans to transfer to Nebraska. He played as a true freshman for the Tigers before being dismissed from the program and choosing not to return.

In 2011, the 6-foot-2 185-pounder was ranked at the No. 88 overall player in the country by 247Sports, No. 112 by Rivals and No. 152 by Scout. He’ll have to sit out a year, but he’ll be eligible to play for the Huskers as a sophomore in 2013. He could be a corner or a safety.

Rose, who has a prior relationship with new NU defensive backs coach Terry Joseph, said he wanted a “real fresh start,” prompting a decision to leave the Tigers' program and ultimately ending up at Nebraska.

“I felt like it was a good move for me and my future,” Rose said.

Rose also reached out Husker sophomore Ameer Abdullah, a Homewood, Ala., native who played with Rose in several all-star games during their high school careers.

“That made it easier,” Rose said.

Rose will have to sit out a year because of NCAA rules.

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