Wide receiver Justin McGriff revealed that he’d be transferring from Nebraska on Monday. McGriff announced the decision via Twitter, where the redshirt freshman thanked the coaching staff for making him “a part of the team” and” the Husker family.” McGriff also stated that he would be reopening his recruitment.
The 6-foot-6, 210 pound Tampa, Florida native joined the Huskers from UCF, following head coach Scott Frost to Nebraska. McGriff had originally committed to play for the Knights back in May of 2017, according to 247sports.com.
McGriff redshirted the 2018 season, and did not play in a single game. McGriff is the latest player to transfer from the program, after outside linebacker Guy Thomas departed from the team on November 29th.
However, Nebraska did make an addition to their roster over the weekend, in Lincoln Southwest walk-on Nick Leader. He’s the third SilverHawk in the 2019 class, which includes linebacker Caden McCormack and kicker Dylan Jorgensen. Leader had nine sacks and 19 tackles for loss as an outside linebacker/defensive end for Southwest.
Leader’s father, David, was a walk-on with the Huskers in the early 90s, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Leader decided on Nebraska over a number of schools, including Missouri Western State, Bemidji State, and Sioux Falls.