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Recruiting: Keyshawn Jr. sets date on announcement

Recruiting: Keyshawn Jr. sets date on announcement

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Wide receiver recruit Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will make his college choice known next Wednesday.

"I want to thank God for giving me all of these beautiful opportunities to extend my education and attend a 4-year college," he wrote in a message posted on Twitter. "I also want to thank all the coaches that offered me a scholarship to play at their college. I wouldn't be here without my parents, and the coaches that have been here to be my role models and mold me into the person I am today. With all that being said I will be committing on Wednesday, March 23."

Johnson is expected to make the announcement on a Bleacher Report video, similar to the one cornerback Lamar Jackson used in committing to Nebraska prior to last signing day.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver from Calabasas, California, is fresh off his sixth visit to Lincoln, joined this past weekend on the trip by his father, Keyshawn Johnson Sr., the former NFL receiver standout who played for Mike Riley at USC.

Signs have been favorable for Nebraska in the recruitment of Johnson Jr., who has described Lincoln in interviews as a second home. After his most recent visit, he tweeted, "The greatest fans in college football."

Ranked as the 220th best prospect nationally by the 247Sports composite, which factors in the ratings of all the recruiting sites, Johnson has said his finalists include Nebraska, USC, Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson. (See his Hudl highlights here.)

He is one of several Calabasas High School prospects considering Nebraska. Others include five-star defensive back Darnay Holmes, also in Lincoln this past weekend, and four-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia.

The Huskers already have one Calabasas talent in the program, secured last month when defensive back Marquel Dismuke signed with Nebraska.

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