Bellevue West receiver Keagan Johnson will not be following in his father’s footsteps and playing for the Huskers. Instead, Johnson will plan to wear the rival jersey of the Iowa Hawkeyes. According to the Omaha World Herald, Johnson, the son of former Husker wingback Clester Johnson, announced his commitment on Wednesday to play for the University of Iowa. The 6’1” 188 lb. three-star prospect picked Iowa over offers from Nebraska and Kansas State.
Johnson had taken unofficial visits to all three finalists, but he had also planned to officially visit all three schools in June. That all changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson was quoted in the Omaha World Herald saying, “Coronavirus really sped up my commitment because I wasn’t able to take my planned official visits.”
Johnson is the latest Nebraska high school player to turn down a Husker scholarship and choose another school. Omaha Westside cornerback Avante Dickerson committed to Minnesota last month, and last year Omaha Burke’s Xavier Watts signed with Notre Dame.