Nebraska football: Top QB target not visiting Lincoln this weekend

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The Nebraska football team had hoped to host Michael Johnson this week.

If the Nebraska football team wants to land its top quarterback target for the 2019 class, it’s going to need to get him to Lincoln. The plan was thought to be that the target, Michael Johnson, would indeed be heading to town sometime this week or weekend.

Now, reports have surfaced that say the dual-threat star has decided not to come. That’s the bad news.

The good news, if there is some, is that the Cornhuskers aren’t losing out to any other schools. Johnson isn’t skipping out on a planned visit to see Scott Frost and company for another school.

It turns out the prospect simply wants to stay home and train this week rather than take in a program.

While it’s good news that someone hasn’t gotten in Johnson’s ear, it’s not good that he won’t be seeing Memorial stadium. The oddsmakers have set Miami as the team to beat in this race.

They have the obvious built-in advantage of being located in a tropical locale. The Hurricanes are also on the way up and appear to be on the road to getting back to being one of the best programs in the country.

Nebraska also has to beat off Oregon. While Johnson has said that proximity to the school isn’t going to be a major factor in his recruitment, there is the little factor of his father being on the coaching staff.

It wasn’t that long ago that the Cornhuskers seemed to have the inside track for the quarterback. He even called Scott Frost an offensive legend of the game.

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There’s nothing to say that Michael Johnson has changed his mind. For now, when or if the quarterback is going to visit the Nebraska football program is very much up in the air.