The Huskers hosted a few key visitors over this past weekend as the march to the February signing day hits the stretch run. Nebraska is in good shape with the 2020 class so the weekend was focused on 2021 visitors. Bellevue West wide receiver Keagan Johnson was one of the most important visitors.
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Johnson (6-1, 180) had another good visit to Lincoln. He was able to tour more of Nebraska’s campus on this visit. The Bellevue West standout went through the school’s academics and took a tour of the dorms. The big highlight on the trip was that he got to sit down and talk with Coach Scott Frost
“It was good [talking with Frost],” Johnson told Hail Varsity. “We went through a lot of Xs and Os. We talked about how they use certain plays to get the players free and in space. Me and Brody [Brecht] went over a lot of film with Coach Frost. It was good. It was really eye opening. Just the different concepts that he uses, how he uses different plays to utilize people’s strengths. That was good.”
Friday’s news that offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters would be leaving Nebraska was impactful for Johnson. He and Walters had built a strong relationship. Johnson had previously said that Walters was the coach he talked to the most from the Huskers.
Frost and Johnson were able to talk about new offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick.
“We went over some plays from his Oregon offense when he and Coach Frost were there together,” Johnson said. “Coach Lubick is really good at the spread in and out offense. They started that over at Oregon. I look forward to meeting him. [Frost] was showing us what he wants the offense to look like in the future with what Coach Lubick will bring.”
Johnson trains at Xplosive Edge in Omaha where Zach Duval’s brother Gibbie is the Owner and Director of Sports Performance, so he’s familiar with the type of training that the Huskers put their players through. They met with head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval to talk about training.
“It was super eye-opening with all the technology and tracking,” Johnson said. “The technology they use at Nebraska is crazy. Being able to measure what your body is prepared for that day, how much sleep you got last night. It’s a whole bunch of stuff that I didn’t even know you could do. It was super eye-opening.”
Johnson has a busy visit schedule over the next couple weeks. He will head to Kansas State and Iowa this weekend. Then he plans to attend Iowa State’s Junior Day on Feb. 1 with a possible trip to Missouri. He isn’t sure when he wants to take his official visits but does know that he wants to commit before his senior season. When thinking about a future school Johnson wants something specific from a coaching staff.
“A coaching staff that will hold me accountable and push me,” Johnson said. “At the end of the day, you want to reach your potential. I want a system where I fit best. I want to enjoy my time. Ultimately a program that holds me accountable so I can reach my full potential at. That’s the big thing.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.