Four-Star Linebacker Eyed Heavily By Nebraska

Nebraska was able to seal the deal last year with some solid linebackers such as Phillip Dillard, Nick Covey and Jeff Souder. This year, they look to continue the trend and appear to be dipping into California for one very enticing prospect. Find out about his current favorite school and what he's looking for in an eventual collegiate choice.

Devin Johnson has the size and potential to be not only a quality linebacker, but a dominant and play-making one at the Division 1 level.  Devin stands 6' 3", weighs in at 220 pounds and currently reports a 4.65 40 yard dash.  He benches 305 pounds and had 76 tackles, 10 sacks, 3 blocked punts and 3 blocked field goals as a junior.

For his efforts, he was named First Team All-League, First Team All-CIS and to the All-County team.  He currently holds offers from Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Washington, Utah and Colorado while naming Arizona as his favorite at this time.  He cites his strengths as his speed and his physical strength.

While Devin reports getting a decent amount of correspondence with Nebraska, he still has some questions about the school.  "I really need more information because I don't know much about them.  I've gotten a lot of mail from them, though," he said.  Devin admits that he is curious about what Nebraska offers both as an academic institutions as well as an athletic one.

The Rancho Cucamonga High prospect took unofficial trips to both Arizona and Arizona and is still doing research on which schools he would like to visit officially.  "I still have to sort out which schools I'm going to consider," he said.

Johnson spoke a little bit about his timeline towards committing and said he would be comfortable waiting until Signing Day as long as he was comfortable with the end decision.  Devin is looking for playing time, academics and big time college football in his eventual collegiate destination.  "All three and I really want to play in the NFL, so I really want to know who's playing in my spot and how many guys went to the pros," he said.  When asked about if he had the opportunity to be taught by coaches who had NFL experience, Johnson was very enthusiastic about the idea.

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