It didn’t take long for Dedrick Mills to find a place to continue his football career. Taking a familiar route, the dismissed Georgia Tech running back will play a season at the junior college level before returning to the FBS.
On Wednesday, he officially signed with Garden City Community College in Kansas.
GCCC won the JUCO National Championship last season, and returns as a likely powerhouse this year. The addition of Dedrick Mills helps them significantly along that vein.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report the news of Mills’ transfer.
Mills was dismissed for a violation of team rules. Exactly what rule he violated wasn’t disclosed, but it was serious enough to dismiss one of the most dynamic Rambling Wreck runners from the team.
Mills ran 771 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns as a true freshman. However, two suspensions meant he was ineligible for a total of three games. It appears that his third strike was his last with Georgia Tech.
Following what is expected to be a one-year stint with Garden City, Mills will be eligible to play at the FBS level again immediately. If he is able to keep himself out of trouble, and prove that his off the field offenses are behind him, there should be no shortage of Power Five programs lining up to offer him a scholarship.
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