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RB Commit Rahmir Johnson Has Game Plan, Ready to Get to Nebraska

December 09, 2018

Running back Rahmir Johnson‍ from Oradell, New Jersey, has been in the Huskers’ 2019 recruiting class for a long time. In fact, Johnson became the first out of state verbal commitment for the class when he said yes to Nebraska back in May. 

This weekend, he and his family got to take an official visit to Lincoln to check out his new home for the next four or five years. 

“I thought it was great. I saw everything that was supposed to be seen,” Johnson told Hail Varsity. “I met with all the coaches to learn a lot about how school will be like from an athletic standpoint as well as academics. Me and my family were very happy with what we heard and saw.”

Coach Scott Frost, offensive coordinator Troy Walters and running backs coach Ryan Held have done a great job stockpiling the running back room in this class. In addition to Johnson, junior college running back Dedrick Mills and prep runner Ronald Thompkins are set to join the Huskers along with athlete Wandale Robinson. 

Still, Nebraska’s staff has a detailed plan laid out for Johnson that was discussed during his visit.

“So basically, as soon as I sign, they are going to start sending me some plays and formations to get familiar with it while I’m still in high school,” Johnson said. “We will do some FaceTime calls to learn the formations and plays as well. From there on I can learn the running back and slot positions, then I can start to learn some other roles as well on offense.”

Johnson’s team, Bergen Catholic, came up just short of winning a state championship. He had a great senior season though with 1,334 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Johnson also chipped in another nine receptions for 140 yards and a receiving touchdown. He was certainly paying attention to the Huskers’ season.

“I think Nebraska had a great season despite the start they had,” Jonson said. “I don’t think anybody was looking for them to be in the top four, at least I don’t think. It takes time to get where you need to be and have the right players to do so with. I think when the previous class and my class get together it’s going to be a scary sight. You can best believe that so I can’t wait to get to Lincoln.”

Johnson’s player host was quarterback Adrian Martinez, who he says showed him a great time all weekend. Johnson is set to sign in December and will not be an early enrollee because his school does not allow it.

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