Nebraska football quarterback target Michael Johnson visits Happy Valley

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Nebraska football target Michael Johnson took an official visit to Happy Valley as his interest in the Huskers seems to be waning.

There was a time when Michael Johnson was very high on the Nebraska football program. It would appear that time has passed.

Back when Johnson announced his final seven schools, the Huskers appeared to be a shoo-in to get an official visit. While that could still be in the cards, Johnson has scheduled two of those visits to teams in his “Top 7” and for now, the Cornhuskers still don’t have a date.

Johnson announced he was headed to Penn State this weekend. 247Sports considers them one of the top contenders for the quarterback’s services.

Not only would that be a bad thing for the Huskers as far as losing a recruit to a rival, they’d be losing a talented recruit.

Johnson is currently the fourth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class. He’s also the best player in the state of Oregon.

So what might have killed his enthusiasm for Nebraska? The recent commit of another dual-threat quarterback in Luke McCaffrey likely had some fault in that.

The good news is that if Johnson is lost, the Huskers have gotten at least one quarterback in this class. Considering where the roster is currently sitting, it’s not a stretch to think they’d like to get two if both are quite talented.

Michael Johnson has already scheduled yet another of his official visits, this time to Florida State. The quarterback has said in the past that he would like to make his decision by the end of the summer.

The Nebraska football coaches have so far said they aren’t super high on official visits during the summer. That approach makes sense for a school that needs to cash in on the atmosphere surrounding Memorial Stadium. That isn’t a particularly impressive atmosphere in June and July. Still, if they can get a visit at all, it might be time to pounce and rekindle his interest in playing in Lincoln.