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Nebraska Football Recruiting: C.J. Johnson To Replace Tears?



While Nebraska football recruiting took a minor hit with the loss of wide receiver Spencer Tears, the staff may have an in-state prospect to take his place. C.J. Johnson, the son of former Nebraska wingback Clester Johnson, is one of the Cornhusker State’s best prospects.

The 6’1″ 180-pound Bellevue, NE native is now ranked as the state’s No. 4 prospect and the No. 130 wide receiver overall by the 247Sports Composite Index.

Johnson now holds offers from Ohio, Western Michigan and Wyoming along with a smattering of FCS schools. He’s taking to the camp circuit as he tries to beef up his choice list which isn’t an unlikely outcome.

While he probably won’t make an immediate impact for one of the better Power Five conference members, he has the tools to develop into a very efficient receiver.

An unofficial visit to Lincoln seems probably it’s a vertical route away from his hometown. As it stands, his chances of getting an offer with a block N attached seems better than average, but he’s going to have to show more as the camp circuit continues.

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