Former elite recruit, UGA LB transfers to Nebraska

Georgia Bulldogs junior linebacker Mekhail “MJ” Sherman is transferring to Nebraska. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound linebacker entered the transfer portal after winning back-to-back national championships.

Sherman is from Baltimore, Maryland, and played high school football for St. John’s College. He came to Athens as a four-star recruit. Sherman was the No. 33 recruit in the class of 2020 and the No. 2 outside linebacker.

Sherman played a lot of snaps on special teams throughout his career with Georgia. He played in 39 games. Sherman recorded five total tackles and 0.5 sacks in 2022 with the Bulldogs.

Freshman linebacker Jalon Walker’s emergence as a pass rusher late in the season made it tough for Sherman to see playing time with Georgia’s defense. He should see far more playing time at Nebraska.

Kirby Smart and Georgia have signed an all-time great recruiting class at the linebacker position in the class of 2023.

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Story originally appeared on UGA Wire