Huskers still look good

Nebraska was able to get Donovan Johnson up on campus this summer. It seemed like a good benchmark to set. The Nebraska staff has to be confident about what their program has to provide even with a recruit taking other visits. Since the other trips, Johnson is still thinking a lot about Nebraska and is talking to his recruiting coach regularly.

At 6-foot-4 and 245-pounds, Donovan Johnson isn't even close to filling out his big frame. Johnson has wide shoulders and wears a size 19 shoe. The summer is going good for Johnson and his teammates at Arlington (Texas) Martin.

"It's been going alright," Johnson said. "We have been working out a lot as a team. I have been working a lot on my speed mostly.

"I want to improve my speed to work inside out and make plays outside the box. I am also really concentrating on my feet as a defensive lineman."

Johnson was up in Lincoln in the early part of the month of June. Following his trip to Lincoln he saw a couple more campuses. "I went to TCU and then after that I went to a camp at UTEP. Those trips went pretty good."

It's a double-digit offer total for Johnson and he is holding offers from all over the country. "I have 10 offers I think. I have offers from Purdue, Iowa, Iowa State, TCU, UTEP, UNLV, Louisiana-Monroe, Kansas State, San Diego State and Nebraska."

The summer is an interesting time to get perspective about who a recruit is really looking at because it's really on the player to call the college coach to talk.

"I am staying in touch with a lot of the schools. I am staying in contact the most with Nebraska, TCU, Iowa, Iowa State and Purdue."

The Nebraska staff has been in contact with Johnson every week, because Johnson has been calling, and the relationship between Johnson and his recruiting coach are strong.

"I talk to Coach Tim Beck every week. He has let me know when he is free to talk to him. We talk to each other at least once a week.

"The relationship between me Coach Beck is going good. I really like Nebraska's championship possibilities and playing in the Big 12."

Johnson admits that there are still some things that he would like to talk about with Nebraska. Those things might be discussed on an official visit that he is planning. "I would like to know more about the depth chart. I will take an official visit to Nebraska later this fall."

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