Dedrick Mills

Dedrick Mills is one of the top junior college running backs in the country.

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Dedrick Mills

5-11, 215, RB

Garden City (Kan.) Community College/Georgia Tech

247Sports composite: 3 stars

Rivals: 4 stars

ESPN: 3 stars

Other key offers: Arkansas State

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How he got here: The long road and the hard way. From Waycross, Georgia, Mills committed to Georgia Tech out of high school. He starred as a true freshman there, rushing for 771 yards and 12 touchdowns, and won TaxSlayer Bowl MVP. He was kicked out of the school for three positive drug tests, so he headed to Garden City for two years. He got hurt in 2017 and rebounded to his old form in 2018, rushing for 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Nebraska was one of the few programs that got in on Mills right as Garden City’s season was starting, and NU’s connection to the Broncbusters’ then-head coach, Jeff Sims, meant Nebraska had an “in” there.

Our take: Mills is a bowling ball, a big, thick-legged runner that represents a slower-but-stronger version of Devine Ozigbo. Mills’ downhill style between the tackles becomes tiring to tackle after 10 carries. His best attribute is his balance. He keeps a good base as a runner, so contact doesn’t knock him down so much as it pinballs him to another defender. He’s a good complement to NU’s speedier skill players

They said it: “He’s built like a Ninja Turtle. He has that small waist and big thighs. And he loves to run the football. He oozes a love for football.” — Garden City coach Jeff Sims

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