Former Georgia Tech and Garden City Community College running back Dedrick Mills has been committed to Nebraska since last September, but he still hasn’t join the team just yet.
Mills graduated from Garden City but still has some work to do on his grade point average before he can attend Nebraska. Garden City head coach Jeff Sims says the running back is working hard to hit that 2.5 GPA requirement before getting to Lincoln.
“He’s graduated from Garden City,” Sims told Husker Extra. “Now he’s there trying to get his GPA up. The issue isn’t needing credits. The issue is GPA. You have to have a 2.5 to transfer to Division I. It’s not like back in the day when you needed to just graduate.
“He’s working to raise that GPA. The problem is, the more classes you take, the better grades you have to get.”
Mills is a three-star running back out of the junior college ranks and had a tremendous freshman campaign at Georgia Tech in 2016. He was the leading rusher for the Yellow Jackets that season, tallying 771 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries. He also caught two passes for 13 yards and a score.
Mills would bring some quality depth to Nebraska’s backfield for the 2019 season. But he has a little work to do before making the trek to Lincoln.