Scott Frost called offensive legend by top Oregon prospect

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Michael Johnson announced his top seven schools and the Nebraska football team made the cut.

The Nebraska football team got some fantastic news on Thursday night when dual-threat quarterback Michael Johnson Jr announced his top seven schools. The Cornhuskers managed to make the cut, despite some predictions that they would be on the outside looking in.

Johnson appeared on Portland radio station 1080 the Fan and gave an interview to Andrew Nemec where he talked about the schools that are still in the running.  In addition to the Huskers, Johnson said he’s still considering Oregon, LSU, Miami, Penn State, NC State, Miami, and Arizona State.

Johnson is currently considered the fourth best dual-threat quarterback in the class and the best player in the state of Oregon. He’s also considered just inside the top 200 players overall at 199th.

Among the teams that made the list, it’s hard to be surprised by Oregon. Johnson is from Eugene, Oregon and his father is an assistant coach for the Ducks.

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If there is a darkhorse in his top seven, it has to be North Carolina State. The Wolfpack have been resurgent lately but they aren’t mentioned among schools like Penn State and Oregon.

Johnson gave NC State a ton of props for being in on the quarterback from the very beginning. The inclusion of Arizona State might also raise some eyebrows.

During his interview, Johnson said he loved his visit with Herm Edwards. When Edwards was hired this winter, there were plenty – including myself – who wondered out loud whether the former NFL coach who has never been the head man on the college level, would be able to recruit.

When talking about Nebraska, Johnson had glowing things to say about its head coach. The quarterback called Scott Frost an offensive legend and said that his offensive mind is second to none.

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Michael Johnson Jr. said that he wanted to take several official visits over the next few weeks. The Nebraska football team won’t get an official but he will instead be taking an unofficial because he said the Huskers aren’t allowed any more official visits until the fall. Johnson added he wanted to make a final decision by the end of June or early July but would wait longer if he didn’t feel ready.