Keyshawn Johnson Jr. joined the Nebraska program at the start of the spring semester in January and is one of five mid-year enrollees who will participate in spring ball. The 6-1, 195-pound Johnson joins his high school teammate, quarterback Tristan Gebbia, in Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class.
Johnson is the son of former NFL great Keyshawn Johnson, who played 11 seasons of pro football after being the first selection in the 1996 NFL Draft.
The younger Johnson had a highly productive career at Calabasas High School for Coach Casey Clausen. Johnson caught 157 passes in his three seasons for the Coyotes, totaling more than 2,300 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns.
In his senior season, Johnson helped Calabasas to its second consecutive Southern Section title. Johnson caught 48 passes for 812 yards, an average of nearly 17 yards per catch, and had 11 receiving touchdowns.
Johnson’s play in 2015 also contributed to a section championship for the Coyotes. He led the team with 68 receptions for 944 yards, while snaring six touchdowns. Johnson also made a big impact as a sophomore when he caught 41 passes for 572 yards with three touchdowns.
Johnson only made a visit to Nebraska and committed to the Huskers in March of 2016. Johnson is ranked among the top 40 overall prospects in California by ESPN, Rivals.com and in the 247 composite rankings. He is also listed among the top 50 receiver prospects in the nation by each of those recruiting services.
Johnson was born on June 16, 1998, and is the son of Keyshawn Johnson Sr. and Shikiri Hightower.