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Nebraska Football: Wide Receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Officially Becomes A Cornhusker

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The Cali WR with the famous dad is on campus and ready to roll.

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The main man who has helped recruit players across the board for Nebraska has arrived and is ready to get his.

Calabasas wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has officially signed his national letter of intent, is on campus, and is officially a Nebraska student-athlete.

Johnson, who is the son of former USC and NFL great WR Keyshawn Johnson, is the 47th-best WR in the ‘17 recruiting cycle, the 39th-best player in the state of California, and the 337th-overall best player in the 247Sports composite this year.

His classmate, QB Tristan Gebbia, was a record-setting quarterback for Calabasas, and Keyshawn was big mostly in the slot for Calabasas’ offense. While he had fewer catches this year than his JR season (68 vs. 48), he averaged over 16 yards a catch this season, three full yards more than his junior average, plus he almost doubled his TD’s from last season as well.

Expectation: It’s good to see a kid that realizes, like dad, he’s got to go across the middle to make a play. He is tall, but some folks think he may have to cut some body mass, although he’s far from really out of proportion at 6’1, 195 pounds.

Johnson just had a surgical procedure where it may keep him from early conditioning, but I would bet he’s around for spring practice. Whether it lets him play in the Red/White Scrimmage in April, that’s up for debate.