Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Commits To Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Four-star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed to Nebraska, tailing away from his famous father's footsteps.

    March 23, 2016


    Four-star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed to Nebraska, tailing away from his famous father’s footsteps.


    The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ latest recruit for head football coach Mike Riley. On Wednesday, 4-start wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed to the Cornhuskers via a video produced by Bleacher Report. Johnson’s father was coached by Riley while at USC, eventually becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft.

    Johnson Jr. selected Nebraska over the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and his father’s alma mater, USC.

    The addition of Johnson comes almost two weeks after the Cornhuskers tacked on a commitment from 4-star wide receiver Jaevon McQuitty, from Columbia, Mo.

    At 6-foot-1, 195 lbs Johnson is smaller than his dad, but he picked up many of the same traits. He high points the football, which is crucial for a young receiver, and possesses great hands.

    More importantly, he’s a refined route runner for his age, but that’s to be expected having been raised by someone who hauled in 841 catches for 10,571 yards receiving and 64 touchdowns.

    Only eight of the 20 wide receivers currently on Nebraska’s roster are upperclassmen, so Johnson could benefit from taking a redshirt in his freshman season in order to make the adjustment easier and to learn the offense.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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