Freshman receiver Justin McGriff joined the Nebraska program in January and participated in spring practice. The 6-6, 230-pound McGriff provides the Husker offense with a big receiving target on the perimeter, and he will look to contend for playing time as a true freshman in 2018. McGriff is a Tampa, Fla., native who averaged nearly 19 yards per reception during his prep career.
Before Nebraska (Jefferson HS)
McGriff had a standout prep career at Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla., helping Coach Jeremy Earle’s team to appearances in the Class 5A state playoffs each of the past two seasons. In 2017, the Dragons posted an 8-3 record as McGriff caught 25 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns, while averaging better than 18 yards per reception. McGriff first showed his big-play ability for Jefferson High in 2016, catching 27 passes for 518 yards, an average of better than 19 yards per catch.
A three-star prospect by Rivals.com, McGriff was ranked among the top 150 prospects in Florida by 247Sports. McGriff also played basketball for the Dragons for two seasons. He chose Nebraska over UCF and also had an offer from Illinois among others.
Justin is the son of Roosevelt McGriff and Renika Jordan and was born on July 25, 2000. He is a management major.