Legal Issues Kept Nebraska Commit From Signing With Huskers

first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers have a talented group of incoming players heading into next season, but it turns out that standout tailback Dedrick Mills will have to wait before signing his National Letter of Intent.If he wants to participate in Nebraska’s spring practice, he’ll have to sign by Jan. 15, which is the final day for junior college players to sign until the February period.Mills was expected to sign with the Huskers during the early signing period in December, after he had already committed to the program. Unfortunately for the three-star JuCo product, he first needed to clear the air on a legal issue.It turns out that Mills missed a court date that was scheduled due to his misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license.Not showing up for the court date resulted in a bench warrant for the Huskers commit.From the Lincoln Journal Star:Mills, a Waycross, Georgia, native and Garden City (Kansas) Community College running back who verbally committed to the Huskers in September, turned himself in Dec. 14 to the Ware County Sheriff’s Department because the court issued a bench warrant after he had failed to appear in court previously, the Ware County Clerk of Courts confirmed to the Journal Star on Monday morning. A Clerk of Courts official said Mills received probation following a Dec. 19 appearance in front of Judge Doug Gibson but did not have the exact plea immediately available.The early signing period in December lasts three days, but Mills did not sign with Nebraska after that day in court, and according to the Journal Star report, he has not responded to further messages asking for updates. As the report notes, Nebraska cannot openly discuss unsigned players either.In the event that he does sign over the next week, he’d be able to put this whole incident in the past.With the dust starting to settle on this incident, Mills will have the chance to eventually sign with the Cornhuskers, as both the regular signing period and the mid-year JuCo transfer window are possible options.[Lincoln Journal Star]last_img read more