Huskers get No. 4 from JUCO ranks

Nebraska has landed their fourth commitment in the 2016 class, outside linebacker William Johnson.

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley has his first official commit in 2016 class, pushing the Huskers class to four at this point in the recruiting cycle.

Arizona Western junior college outside linebacker William Johnson, who just picked up an offer from Nebraska a few days ago, pledged his services to the Huskers on Monday night.

“Yes sir, I just committed to Nebraska,” said Johnson, confirming Twitter reports with Scout.com. "Nebraska has a good coaching staff and a good football environment. Their football team is always good."

Johnson said Nebraska was always one of his favorite schools growing up, leading him to commit sight unseen.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect also had offers from Florida Atlantic, Washington State and South Alabama. Arizona was also showing major interest.

"I'm a pretty good blitzer and I'm good against the run," said Johnson earlier in the day during a Scout.com interview. "One area I can improve on is my coverages. I feel pretty good about my abilities in coverage now, but I am working on the flexibility of my hips so I can be smoother into my drops and just working on my coverages in general."

Johnson’s acacemics limited his recruitment during high school in Coral Springs (FL), but things are falling into place at Arizona Western.

"Arizona Western does a good job of producing D-1 prospects and that's where I want to go, so I felt like if I could be successful here, I can find a home at a four-year program," Johnson said.

Last season, Johnson recorded 50 tackles, three sacks, five tackles for loss, and two fumble recoveries.

Big Red Report will have more on the JUCO product in the coming days.

Scout.com's Scott Eklund contributed to this report.


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