Nebraska football fighting off Power 5 programs for Connecticut WR

Nebraska football is hoping it can reel in one of Connecticut's best prospects in Qeanu Johnson, but Penn State looks like a roadblock.
Nov 15, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the field during warmups prior
Nov 15, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the field during warmups prior / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska football team has wrapped up the 2024 recruiting class by finishing inside the Top 25. Now Matt Rhule and company are looking towards the next cycle. Among the positions the Huskers are going to need a lot of help on is the wide receiver spot. That’s why they’re doing battle with some big schools for a top Connecticut pass catcher.

Qeanu Johnson is going to be one of those names to watch for the next year. He’s someone who most of the big schools are going to be going after. And now the Nebraska football is officially in the mix.

Johnson stands at 5-foot-11 and weighs in at 180 pounds. That frame might make some Power 5 programs worry a bit, but it’s clear that the Hamden Hall prospect is one who has the talent to put those fears aside.

This past year, he racked up 584 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. He also helped his school on the defensive side of the ball when it was needed. However, he was much more of a force on the offensive side.

While Nebraska football has been on a bit of a roll recruiting-wise, the coaching staff still has its work cut out for it when it comes to Qeanu Johnson. He’s got a ton of Big Ten schools coming after him. And he’s got a visit to Happy Valley to check out the Penn State Nittany Lions next month.

Nebraska football working on Connecticut receiver

In addition to the Huskers, the 5-star prospect (according to Rivals) has an eclectic group of schools that have come calling. There’s Penn State, UCONN, Boston College, Indiana, Syracuse, Army and Yale.

That Yale offer has to raise eyebrows a little as there are very obvious requirements to get into that school.

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The Nebraska football team has a hill to climb. However, it does get to use quarterbacks like Dylan Raiola to try and get more offensive talent to town.