Johnson plans Nebraska visit

Come inside as Bellaire offensive lineman Dwayne Johnson informs FOX Sports NEXT of his plans the next two weeks.

After decommitting from Purdue earlier in the week, Bellaire high school (TX) offensive lineman Dwayne Johnson will take two official visits in the coming weeks: Washington State (Jan. 11th) and Nebraska (Jan. 18th). Both schools have extended scholarship offers.

"I haven't heard from Purdue in a while. The coaching staff was going to make some visits in January, and I still haven't heard from them. It's like they stopped recruiting me," said Johnson on his reason for his change of heart with the Big Ten school. "When it comes to Washington State, I have always talked to them. They honored my commitment, but they haven't stopped recruiting me. So I set up a visit and want to check out the place.

"For Nebraska – four coaches came to my house when they started to recruit me and offered. I felt I really need to check it out after that."

The Huskers sent Coach Garrison (Johnson's main recruiter), Coach Brown, Coach Fisher, and Coach Cotton on the trip.

"I have been doing some research on them, but I don't know a whole lot yet," said Johnson on Nebraska. "Academics will play a big part in my decision and the feeling I get from the coaches. Also, the faith in God the school has. I want to see how the football team comes together to fellowship."

Besides Nebraska and WSU, schools like Arkansas, Virginia, and Tulsa are still recruiting the senior, but he hasn't set up trips to any of the three.

While Johnson playes right tackle and center for the Cardinals, the 2013 prospect feels he can play any position up front, which is one of the main reasons why the Huskers' coaching staff likes him.

"They like me as a tackle, but I told them I will get the job done wherever I'm needed," said Johnson. "They told me they think I could play all five spots.

"I would say that I'm very physical off the ball, very quick off the ball, and fast to get to the next level. I'm really a 50/50 guy. I love run blocking and love pass protection. I just do what I do. Whatever I'm needed to do, I do."

Johnson is currently the No. 111 offensive tackle in the country according to FOX Sports NEXT.

Stay with Big Red Report over the next few weeks as Signing Day for the 2013 class gets closer and closer.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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