Nebraska football fans are understandably excited about the way the 2019 recruiting class is going right now. The Huskers just got two commits over the last four days in order to bolster what was already a good class. There are two more who could be coming this week. With all that in mind, it's understandable to overlook someone who has been in the fold for a little while now like Dedrick Mills. The flipside of that is that Cornhusker fans would do well to remember this prospect's name because it's possible he could be the biggest diamond in the rough Nebraska has landed in a long, long time.

Nebraska football reloading and rebuilding at the same time

Dedrick Mills is currently getting ready to join the Huskers, in 2019, by running over, around, and through Garden City Community College opponents. Yes, the JUCO prospect is taking advantage of the fact that Garden City has a run-based offense. He gets almost as many carries as he wants. It could be argued one of the reasons they rely so heavily on the run is because they have weapons like Mills.

Mills came to Garden City by way of Georgia Tech, where he ran for 771 yards and 12 touchdowns as a true freshman. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry in the 2016 season. He got into trouble in the ACC school and eventually had to leave. The Yellowjackets loss appears to be the Huskers' gain.

He's picked up where he left off this year, rushing for 1,291 and 17 touchdowns in eight games so far this season. He is averaging 161.4 yards per game and 6.1 yards per carry. And those numbers all went up over the weekend. Mills had his best game of the year on Saturday against Coffeyville. In his team's 51-15 win (Garden City is 8-0) he carried 44 times for 262 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Carries and touchdowns were both season highs with his yardage just five yards off his best.

Dedrick Mills excitement blunted by Greg Bell?

One of the reasons Nebraska football fans are likely not as excited about their new JUCO running back as they should be is Greg Bell. He was expected to be "the man" for the Huskers this year.

He looked like "the man" in the spring and in the team's first game of the year. Then just a few weeks later, he became "the man" who left the program. It makes sense for Cornhusker faithful to be skeptical for those reasons. At the same time, a 1-2 punch of Maurice Washington and Dedrick Mills sounds like an arsenal that will make Big Ten opponents very nervous. Now it's all about getting him signed on the dotted line.