If there's one thing you need in a west coast offense, it's receivers who can not only catch the ball, but making something happen afterwards and in space. Nebraska may have identified one such individual from the same place as a commit from this past recruiting class. Just who is this new receiver and what connection does he have to the University of Nebraska?
there's one thing you need in a west coast offense, it's receivers who can not
only catch the ball, but making something happen afterwards and in space. Nebraska may have identified one such
individual from the same place as a commit from this past recruiting class.
Just who is this new receiver and
what connection does he have to the University of Nebraska?
Humble High School produced one of Nebraska's 2004-2005 commits in Brodrick
Hunter, a tall, physical receiver who isn't too shabby when it comes to speed.
They are looking to churn out yet another solid prospect in Jerrod Johnson.
Jerrod is proving to be quite a valuable athlete as last year he spent time at
quarterback, runningback and wide receiver. He looks to take over Humble's
signal calling this season.
Johnson stretches the tape measure at 6' 6",
weighs in at 240 pounds and runs a 4.6 40 yard dash. He benches 255 pounds,
squats 360 pounds and cleans 215 pounds while carrying a 2.9 GPA. Last season,
as a quarterback, he went 35- 77 with 730 yards passing, 4 touchdowns and 2
interceptions. As a runningback, he had 14 carries for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns
while as a receiver, he had 31 catches for 385 yards and 7 touchdowns. He earned
Second Team All-District honors and was Humble's team MVP.
holds one offer from Texas A&M, who he is currently committed to, but claims
interest in USC, Miami, Texas and Nebraska as well. He plans to attend the
Passing Academy, a Texas A&M Camp and the Nike
Combine. Jerrod believes his strengths are, "smarts, physical, quickness and
Jerrod's father Larry played for the Aggies as a wide receiver
and defensive back. "Right now, I'm a big A&M fan," said Johnson who claims
allegiance to Texas A&M since he was little. One has to wonder with such a
big influence from the Aggies if Nebraska stands much of a chance. "I've never
visited but I have nothing against the school, from what I hear I like it and
one of my friends (Brodrick Hunter) is committed there," he said.
Nebraska has kept up the correspondence with
Jerrod sending about a letter a week at this point, including a few hand-written
letters. Jerrod went into some detail about what factors will be big as he makes
his collegiate decision. "The atmosphere and the style of offense," he said.
What type of offense would he be interested in being a part of? "Probably a
balanced to spread type of offense," he said. Johnson remarked that Humble runs
a similar offense to that philosophy. As far as visits, Johnson already has had
a few mapped out. "I've already visited A&M a bunch of times I think I'm
going to visit LSU in a couple weeks unofficially," he