The Nebraska football program received some big news on the offensive side of the ball. Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Dedrick Mills has formally joined the program after academic issues caused a delay in his move to the Cornhuskers.
Following his time at Georgia Tech, Mills joined Garden City Community College.
In his last season under Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the running back for rushed for 771 yards and 12 touchdowns and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.
Outside of Mills, the Cornhuskers have Maurice Washington in the backfield. However, he is currently on trial in California as the result of a revenge porn case after he sent nude photos of his ex-girlfriend when she was a minor. There is still the possibility that the running back could face discipline from the program, making the addition of Mills all of the more important.
Mills is expected to arrive in Lincoln, Nebraska on Wednesday, May 22 to enroll at the university.
A season ago, in their first year under former Central Florida head coach Scott Frost, Nebraska amassed a disappointing record of 4-8 with a 3-6 mark in conference play. The Cornhuskers did not earn their first win until October 20 against Minnesota, before going on to defeat Bethune-Cookman, Illinois, and Michigan State. All of Nebraska’s wins came at home in Memorial Stadium.