The last of Nebraska’s 2019 running back signees is headed to campus.
Loganville (Ga.) Grayson running back Ronald Thompkins has cleared all academic hurdles to enroll at NU, according to his father. Thompkins will arrive at Nebraska next week.
He joins scholarship running backs Dedrick Mills, Maurice Washington, Rahmir Johnson and Jaylin Bradley in the program. Walk-ons Wyatt Mazour — on scholarship in 2018 — and Brody Belt, among others, are options. NU also has two converted running backs — Miles Jones and Wan’Dale Robinson — playing the “R” hybrid back/receiver position in Scott Frost’s offense.
Thompkins committed to NU last summer, then tore his ACL for the second time early in Grayson’s 2018 season. He has been able to rehab his knee since then, but it’s not clear whether Thompkins will be deemed ready for the 2019 season. All freshmen can appear in up to four games while retaining their redshirt status.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Thompkins was one of three prospects from Georgia who signed with Nebraska in the 2019 class.
Another 2019 commit, Highland (Kan.) Community College defensive tackle Jahkeem Green, has not signed with Nebraska and is reportedly visiting Texas Tech this weekend.