Nebraska has had to wait longer than it would’ve liked to get Dedrick Mills on campus, but it now appears that the running back will be joining the team this week.
Parker Gabriel of Husker Extra reported on Monday that Mills has met the grade point average requirement to be admitted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Huskers have reportedly received his official transcript and he is expected to be on campus this week.
Confirmed with a source that Dedrick Mills' admission to UNL is imminent and that he will indeed be on campus this week. #Huskers have his official transcript and he got done what he needed to.
— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) May 20, 2019
Mills graduated from Garden City Community College but did not have the GPA necessary for admission to the University of Nebraska. Despite signing his National Letter of Intent well in advance, the running back was unable to join the Huskers for spring football.
Now, Mills will be joining the Huskers and able to provide the team with the backfield depth it desperately needs. It’s a huge addition for Nebraska in a position of need.
Mills spent his first college football season at Georgia Tech, where he led the team in rushing as a true freshman. He totaled 771 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries for the year and 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 multiple failed drug tests, Mills was expelled from Georgia Tech. He continued his career at Garden City Community College. Due to injury, he was forced to sit out the 2017 season but rushed for 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2018.
Mills is expected to be an immediate contributor for the Huskers offense.