Class of 2017 target

Rahyme Johnson

PositionLB
Height6/5
Weight200
HometownLos Angeles, CA
High schoolSalesian
Offer dateFeb. 11, 2016
Official visitOct. 1, 2016

Rahyme Johnson received an offer from the Huskers on Feb. 11, 2016.

He had been committed to UCLA since July 2015, but on May 13, he announced that he dropped his pledge to the Bruins. He made the move because he wanted "to see what everyone has to offer and make sure I am making the best decision for the next four years"

Nebraska was one of the schools that still pursued Johnson heavily despite his UCLA commitment. Johnson took his first visit to Lincoln for the spring game on April 16. He made the trip with teammate and fellow Husker target Deommodore Lenoir, who eventually committed to Oregon for a few months before backing away from that pledge.

Johnson is also friends with several other Los Angeles-area recruits being targeted by the Huskers.

Johnson took his official visit to Nebraska Oct. 1 for the Illinois game. With his high school team on a bye week, Johnson arrived in Nebraska on Friday and made the trip with fellow "Calibraska" target Joseph Lewis.

Johnson spoke highly of his time in Lincoln during interviews with Huskers Illustrated and Husker Online.

Johnson took his second official visit to Oregon on Oct. 29. The Ducks extended him a scholarship offer while he was on that visit. Johnson now has two teammates committed to Oregon — Lenoir and Nick Pickett, who made his commitment during that visit.

He also took official visits to Oregon State on Nov. 26 and UCLA on Dec. 3.

Johnson eventually narrowed his recruitment to four schools: Florida, Nebraska, Oregon and UCLA. On Jan. 6, he announced that he would rejoin the Bruins class and commit to UCLA.


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