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Texas prep '19 RB Garrison Johnson awed by 78K

Texas prep 2019 running back Garrison Johnson was awed by 78,000 fans in Memorial Stadium for the Red-White.

Wolfforth (Texas) Frenship high school running back Garrison Johnson took in the Nebraska Red-White game over the weekend and the 2019 prospect left very impressed.

“We went to the BBQ they had on Friday. It was such a family atmosphere. It was awesome. No complaints,” said Johnson. “And on Saturday…78,000 people for a practice? Really it was a practice. 78,000? For a spring game? It was crazy.

“Little kids were asking for autographs. Fans were screaming your name. They don’t have a pro team in Nebraska, so the players are like celebrities.”

Johnson, a sophomore, currently has two offers on the table – Nebraska and SMU. Schools like TCU, Arkansas Oklahoma and more are watching.

“Every running back at Nebraska can catch the ball out of the backfield, they can run the ball and they can block,” said Johnson. “They are all around backs. I feel like I’m that type of running back.”

In 2016, Johnson ran for over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. Turn on the film and it is easy to see the yards after first contact.

 “After the spring game and Coach Davis and I were talking. One of the parents of a recruit asked how many touches a game would the starter likely get? He said  ’20 to 30 touches a game.’ That was comfortable for me.”

Johnson says he will definitely be back.

“Everyone told me I need to come to a game,” said Johnson. “I’m hoping to get to that Ohio State game. I just need to check my schedule.”

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