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Nebraska Recruiting: Speedster RB Rahmir Johnson is N!

Staff Brings Some Turnpike Speed to the Midwest


Let me tell you a story about New Jersey. My nephew and I were driving from Pontiac Michigan to Englishtown NJ to help me brother with his 55 Chevy drag car. We were late. We were also in a 71 Mustang built to road race, that had about five Ford parts left on it, the rest were all specially fabricated racing parts. So we were getting down the road. When we hit the New Jersey Turnpike, it was rush hour. Let me tell you, they RUSH during rush hour. My nephew and I looked at each other, and he shrugged and said “It’s only jail, my mom will bail us out.” So we hooked up with a couple of cars, and just flew. Of course, the road was so rough that the extremely low car was bottoming out and throwing sparks all over continuously. When I looked down at the tach I noted the engine was running at a steady 4000rpm. Later, I calculated our speed at 133 miles per hour. In traffic. On the New Jersey Turnpike. For like an hour.

Bringing that tradition of #speed to the heartland is Oradell, NJ running back Rahmir Johnson. This 5-10 173lb four star all purpose back is out of Bergen Catholic High School, which may sound familiar, as it also the alma mater of last year’s big recruiting target Javontae Jean-Baptiste (no relation). Jean-Baptiste had raved about his visits to the campus, which intrigued Johnson. Johnson, in turn, visited in March. He saw first-hand how he would be used in the Husker Frostfence and decided to shut down his recruitment, announcing his commitment today.

Johnson is a speedy big play threat any time he is on the field. He is a different style of runner from previous commit Thomas Grayson. Johnson is a bounce it outside, juke and stutter-step, ankle-breaker type of running back. He also has the versatility (one of Coach Frost’s favorite words) to line up at running back, in the slot, or at wideout. His home run threat from anywhere on the field spreads out the defense, opening up the interior for the big North-South back to break off big chunks of yards between the tackles.

Johnson’s commitment places the Husker recruiting class 38th, 9th in the B1G. One spot behind the Golden Gophers! Welcome to the Husker family, Rahmir! GBR!