Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Not Returning to Nebraska
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Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Not Returning to Nebraska

December 15, 2017

One of the most talked about recruits in recent memory will no longer be part of Nebraska’s football program moving forward.

The question of whether former 4-star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson‍ Jr. would be returning to Nebraska has been in the back of people’s minds since Mike Riley was fired. On Friday, Johnson tweeted out his goodbye.

Johnson Jr. took a leave of absence from the team following being cited on suspicion of marijuana possession in a dorm on campus. Prior to that, Johnson had a rough time during his short career at Nebraska. After enrolling early, he was sidelined for most of spring ball after coming down with an illness.

Keyshawn Johnson Sr. played for Riley at USC in the mid-1990s and Johnson Sr. was seen as a key reason that his son ended up at Nebraska. Both father and son are credited with helping really ignite the “Calibraska” movement that became so popular during Riley’s tenure.

Now the question moving forward for Nebraska is just how many more players will opt to leave the program? Attrition is expected when a new staff comes in and wants to change the culture of a program.

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