The one player on this list that wasn’t a holdover from last season is former Georgia linebacker MJ Sherman who was ranked 33rd in the 247 sports composite rankings when he committed.
Sherman played on special teams mostly with the Bulldogs and transferred this offseason. Georgia’s loss should be Nebraska football’s gain. The Huskers need some edge rushers to emerge after Garrett Nelson and Ochaun Mathis left for the NFL draft and Nelson is certainly a viable candidate.
Former Syracuse DC is bringing the 3-3-5 to Nebraska football but he’s said over and over that the defense is going to be very multiple. Sherman is athletic enough to play a traditional outside linebacker position but could also play EDGE.
We’ll see where he ends but Georgia is one of the best programs in the country and you can be confident that Sherman has been well-coached on the defensive side of the ball. UGA is loaded on the defensive side of the ball so there is no shame to be stuck on the bench.
At Nebraska, Sherman is going to get a chance to shine and there’s an ideal opportunity for him to emerge as a breakout candidate in 2023.