Freshman hybrid pass catcher-turned-linebacker Justin McGriff announced Monday that he is transferring from the Nebraska football program.
— Justin Clift Mcgriff (@JustincliftM) December 10, 2018
McGriff did not appear in a game in 2018. He joined Nebraska’s class as one of the first commits of the Scott Frost era, verbally pledging to the Huskers on Dec. 11, 2017. He enrolled early, joining the program in January.
A 3-star prospect listed at 6-6, 220 on the 2018 roster, McGriff came to Nebraska from Tampa, Florida, capable of playing either wide receiver or tight end. He started his career with the receivers, but a source confirmed to Hail Varsity in December that McGriff was moving to outside linebacker.
McGriff is the second player to leave the program since the end of the 2018 season, joining linebacker Guy Thomas. He’s the fourth member of Frost’s first recruiting class to either leave the program or never arrive.
Wide receiver Dominick Watt and offensive lineman Willie Canty enrolled at Garden City (Kan.) Community College. Defensive back Will Jackson, a late junior-college addition to the class, left the program shortly after arriving in August.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.