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Coming out of the early signing period, one of the biggest questions surrounded the status of Garden City Community College running back Dedrick Mills. He was the only player going into the early signing period that was supposed to sign with the Huskers that did not. Now we have a bit more clarity of why that did not happen.
The morning he was supposed to sign that letter of intent, he was instead in a courtroom. On Dec. 14, Mills turned himself in to the Ware County Sheriff’s Department because the court issued a bench warrant after he had failed to appear in court for speeding with a suspended driver’s license. On Dec. 19, when he was supposed to sign with Nebraska, he appeared in front of Judge Doug Gibson and received probation, an official at the Ware County Clerk of Courts confirmed to Hail Varsity on Monday afternoon.
At this point we don’t know if this incident has caused Nebraska to move on from Mills or if this is even the main issue keeping him from signing. Sources have indicated that his grades at Garden City have been part of the hold up as well.
As a junior college player, Mills can still sign with Nebraska up until Jan. 15 or he could end up waiting until February. Whatever the case, his chances of making it for spring ball seem to be dwindling.
>> If we start to think about who stands to gain if Mills doesn’t make it to Lincoln, the first name that comes to mind is Rahmir Johnson. Here is his senior film as a reminder:
>> The Huskers have three players in the U.S. All-American Bowl in San Antonio this week: Wandale Robinson, Ty Robinson and Bryce Benhart. The recruiting team put together a nice graphic for those guys playing in the game.
>> The Hail Varsity staff put together our final picks for the best “thing” of 2018.
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>> The Hail Varsity staff also gave our thoughts on the best newcomer of 2018. Brandon Vogel had a very sneaky selection.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.