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NSD December 2017 - Justin McGriff

By NU Athletic Communications

Justin McGriff, ATH, 6-6, 220, Tampa, Fla. (Jefferson HS)
Justin McGriff will bring a big target to the Nebraska passing game. The 6-6, 220-pound McGriff had a standout prep career at Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla.

McGriff helped Coach Jeremy Earle’s team to appearances in the Class 5A state playoffs each of the past two seasons. This fall 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, McGriff is ranked among the top 150 prospects in Florida by 247Sports. McGriff has also played basketball for the Dragons the past two seasons. He chose Nebraska over UCF and also had an offer from Illinois among others. McGriff is expected to enroll at Nebraska in January of 2018.


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