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As expected, Justin McGriff, a tight end/wide receiver from Tampa, Florida, signed his letter of intent with Nebraska’s football team during a ceremony Friday at his high school.

McGriff had previously committed to Scott Frost and his Central Florida staff, but reopened his recruitment when the staff moved on to Lincoln.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound McGriff will enroll at Nebraska in January.

“Scott Frost and all the coaches, it’s just a different feel,” McGriff told the Journal Star on Dec. 11, the day he verbally committed to NU. “They made me feel like I was already home and that I’m not really leaving. They made me feel like I was already part of the family and I’ve never really received that before.”

Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held was his primary recruiter.

As a senior at Jefferson High, McGriff caught 25 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns in nine games.

He said he hasn’t been out of the Sunshine State often as he grew up, so his first impression upon arriving in Lincoln for a visit in early December was a natural one.

“Well when I first got up there it was cold,” he said. “But Lincoln, I thought it was pretty fun and it was very interesting. Lincoln is basically wrapped around the football stadium.”

With McGriff’s signature, Nebraska’s class for the early signing period stands at 14.


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