The deal – getting scholarships rearranged, and filling out an application to get into school – has been the works for weeks.
And on Monday, with reports starting to circulate on the Internet, the cat was out of the bag on Kavario Middleton.
He's going to Nebraska.
Family and friends were trying to keep an announcement out of public view until the paperwork was officially approved, but the tight end – who was dismissed from the University of Washington last month amid failed drug tests – let it out on his Facebook page.
Late Monday, his mother, Tamera, confirmed it to The News Tribune via a text message.
If he, indeed, does enroll, he'll sit out 2010 because of the NCAA transfer rule. That will work, because he has not utilized a redshirt year. Next season, he would be a junior.
Middleton was a two-year starter for the Huskies. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound caught 26 passes a season ago, but ended spring camp as the No. 2 tight end behind Chris Izbicki.
In UW-related news from Monday night practice:
• Safety Justin Glenn (ankle) got dinged up early and was out.
• Safety Greg Walker also limped off late in practice with an undisclosed injury.
• A fight broke out between fullback Dorson Boyce and true freshman safety Sean Parker – a big enough deal that UW coach Steve Sarkisian used it as a teaching moment, bringing the team together to address the matter, and fighting in general.