Nebraska has had to wait a little longer than it hoped for running back signee Dedrick Mills to arrive on campus, but the future Husker hopes to be on campus sometime next week, according to a report.
Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald spoke to Mills recently regarding his status and he had an optimistic response. “I have the grades I needed,” Mills told McKewon.
Mills needed to academically qualify for admission to Nebraska University before being allowed to join the football team. Despite graduating from Garden City Community College, the running back was finishing up coursework to get his grade point average where it needed to be in order to join the Huskers.
Mills signed with Nebraska in January.
Mills started his career at Georgia Tech in 2016 and led the team in rushing as a true freshman, totaling 771 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries. He was named the MVP of the TaxSlayer Bowl that year, rushing for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Yellow Jackets defeated Kentucky 33-18.
After a tremendous freshman season, Mills was expelled from Georgia Tech following three failed drug tests. He then attended Garden City but missed the 2017 season due to injury. In 2018, Mills amassed 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns.
When he gets to Lincoln, Mills is expected to immediately contribute out of the backfield and could be one of the top running backs on the roster.