Jamahl Johnson impressed with Nebraska

It was an early, 11:00 a.m. start time this past weekend against Rutgers, making it difficult for a lot of visitors to get to Lincoln. This junior defensive tackle was in attendance and really enjoyed the experience.

Jamahl Johnson from Prior Lake (Minn.) had a long weekend. The 6-foot-1 and 320-pound defensive tackle was out on the field on Friday night, in the car just after midnight and in Lincoln, Nebr. shortly after the sun came up on Saturday.

"We had a game this past Friday," Johnson said. "I got home and went straight to bed. We got up at 2:00 in the morning and started the drive to Lincoln.

"We got there around 7:30 in the morning because we have to be there two hours before the start of the game. It was a long day, but the visit was worth it."

The two hours before the game there was an opportunity to look around to see what Nebraska had to offer. It started off with the football facilities which is what Johnson came away the most impressed with.

"I got to see their weight room, the Ndamukong Suh facilities, the training table and the training room. I basically got to see all of the facilities related to the football team there at the stadium.

"That's what I liked so much about Nebraska was the fact that everything for the football team was so close together. You only have to leave that area to go to class and to the dorms."

The game allowed Johnson to check out the defense and how they play. He liked the team speed on the defensive side of the ball. He thought that he could see himself fitting in what Nebraska does with their defensive tackles.

"As a whole I thought that their defense was fast; even their defensive tackles. I can see myself playing defensive tackle at Nebraska. I am the same size and I might even be a little bigger. I watched Vincent Valentine and I thought we played the same."

It was the first chance for Johnson to check out what Nebraska had to offer this past weekend and it did not disappoint. He really liked the fans and the game atmosphere.

"That was my first time visiting Nebraska and I was very impressed," Johnson said. "Their fan base was amazing. The atmosphere there is awesome. There wasn't an empty seat. They are also a very good team."

There are no offers on the table yet for Johnson, but he said that he had an encouraging conversation with one school just last night. He thinks that they might be close to offering as well as the in-state school.

"I don't have any offers yet. I think that Iowa is close. I spoke with them yesterday actually. I think that Minnesota is also close to offering. Both of those teams are recruiting me the hardest right now."

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