Nebraska has earned a commitment from former Georgia outside linebacker MJ Sherman.

Sherman entered the transfer portal just last Friday. The Huskers moved quickly to get Sherman on campus and then secure his pledge. Inside Nebraska’s Greg Smith reported over the weekend that Sherman was on campus last Friday for a visit.

A former 4-star and top-50 prospect, Sherman comes to Lincoln after 3 seasons at Georgia. He’ll have 2 years of eligibility to play. Sherman’s mother shared the news on Twitter.

A 6-foot-2, 250-pound outside linebacker, Sherman played right away for the Bulldogs. In 2020, he appeared in 9 games. A year later, he saw action in all 15 of Georgia’s games as a reserve linebacker and as a member of the kickoff coverage team. He played all 15 games again this past season.

Over 39 games, Sherman has just 15 career tackles and 1 tackle for loss, but the raw potential is still there. He was the 33rd-ranked recruit in the 2020 class and the 2nd-ranked outside linebacker, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite.

It’s a massive win on the trail for first-year Husker coach Matt Rhule and defensive coordinator Tony White. Sherman wasn’t able to carve out a role with the Bulldogs, but there should be an opportunity in Lincoln for him to earn an immediate role. NU’s top three producers on the edge last season — Garrett Nelson, Caleb Tannor, and Ochaun Mathis – have all turned pro.