Scout.com Top 300 linebacker Rahyme Johnson, from Bishop Mora Salesian high school in Los Angeles, California, had an eye opening experience on Wednesday.
Johnson felt the weight of a social media blitz by the Nebraska fan base after he made reference to Keyshawn Johnson Jr.’s commitment to the Huskers on Twitter.
Johnson received so many mentions by fans, he almost felt like he was the one committing.
A Nebraska offeree for quite some time, Johnson is currently committed to UCLA. While he has gone on the record about wanting to possibly visit Nebraska before, Husker fans hope with another California commitment locked down, it improves their chances with the four-star talent.
“I wasn't at all surprised by Key's decision,” said Johnson. “We talk on the regular and he speaks highly of Nebraska every time we talk. It's intriguing to see Cali guys going to Nebraska. I want to get out there and see what they hypes about.
“I will definitely visit. I know they have the best fans in all of college football. They've sold out every game in the last 50 years or so and that would be something amazing to play in front of for four years.”
With offers from schools like Washington, Washington State and Utah as well, Johnson says he feels his style as a linebacker would fit in with not only Nebraska, but in the Big Ten.
“I think I could come in and contribute right away,” said Johnson. “I have a great relationship with Coach Bray (Nebraska linebackers coach). He's a real laid back dude. And he never makes me feel pressured or forced to commit or anything.”
A two-way standout, Johnson is talented enough to play tight end at the next level as well.
“He has a great frame and looks like a college player right now,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. “He runs well, shows some explosiveness to him and has some pop when he hits you. He can chase down plays run away from him but has the physicality to stand up at the point of attack.”
Johnson has said he hopes to possibly take an unofficial and official visit to Lincoln.