Nebraska was one of the final schools in contention, but Jaylon Johnson committed to Utah on Oct. 28.
The Huskers had been recruiting Johnson since they extended him an offer on May 31. A few weeks later, Johnson had Nebraska in his top 11 schools. In July, though, Johnson surprisingly left out the Huskers when he cut down his list to seven, but that wouldn’t mean NU was out of the running.
Johnson took an official visit to Nebraska on Oct. 1 for the game against Illinois, which was his first visit to Lincoln.
With his high school team on a bye week, Johnson arrived for that official the day before the game. Before kickoff, he was spotted on the sidelines hanging out with fellow California Husker targets Joseph Lewis and Rahyme Johnson, among others.
After the visit, he tweeted "I thank GOD for giving me the opportunity to visit #GBR I thank all fans, Coaches and players for welcoming me with open arms." He also spoke highly of the visit in interviews with Huskers Illustrated and Husker Online.
The following week, he took an official visit to Utah.
His recruitment may still not be over though. He told Scout before he committed that he would still take his three remaining visits. Nebraska could still try to pursue him but will probably focus on other cornerback targets on its board.
Johnson received an offer from the Huskers on May 31, 2016.
A couple weeks later, on June 17, Johnson included the Huskers in his top 11. Also on the list were: Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC and Utah.
He posted a SPARQ score of 132.42 at The Opening Regional in the Bay Area in May, the best among more than 300 participants. It included a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, 4.03-second 20-yard shuttle, 44-foot kneeling powerball toss and 39.7-inch vertical jump. That performance earned him an invite to The Opening Finals, where he improved his SPARQ score to 136.53.
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