Nebraska football doubles down with 2020 receiver target

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The Nebraska football team reached out to an old target and made sure the talented 2020 wide receiver knew the Huskers were still interested.

While the Nebraska football coaching staff is busy going after new recruits, they are also shoring up relationships with some “old” ones. Jordan Johnson is one such player who announced the Cornhuskers coaching staff had reiterated their interest in him.

Johnson spread the news on Wednesday afternoon and there’s good reason why the Huskers would want to make sure he knows he’s a top target of Frost and company.

Johnson is one of the top recruits in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports. While there isn’t yet a composite rating for the wide receiver, the individual ratings have him ranked as the second-best player in the state of Missouri for his class.

Johnson is also rated as the 17th best receiver and 92nd best player overall. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, the Husker coaching staff would likely love to nail down this talented player from a neighbor state.

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Nailing him down is going to be easier said than done. The receiver has 14 offers with several coming in the last few days.

Iowa, Oregon, Purdue and Alabama have all made new offers to Johnson this week. Nebraska’s re-upping of the offer from the previous staff is technically the fifth school in the last three days to show real interest in the St. Louis product.

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In addition to Purdue and Iowa, the Nebraska football team has competition from inside the conference from Penn State, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. The Huskers are also going to have to contend with Missouri. All of this attention is aimed at a player that won’t be able to sign with whatever team he chooses until the winter of 2019 at the earliest. That means the hunt for Jordan Johnson is likely to heat up before there’s any kind of resolution.