Johnson talks about Nebraska

Dwayne Johnson

The Nebraska recruiting class picked up their fifth offensive line commitment in the 2013 class when Bellaire (Texas) Dwayne Johnson chose Nebraska over Arkansas. What put Nebraska over the top for him?


Dwayne Johnson is excited to be a Husker. The 6-foot-6 and 275-pound Johnson from Bellaire (Texas) announced today that he was committing to Nebraska over Arkansas.

"Nebraska was just a better fit for me," Johnson said. "That is really what it all came down to. I have tremendous relationships with the coaches; Coach Barney Cotton, Coach John Garrison, Coach Bo Pelini, and really all of the coaches. They were all big to my decision."

Johnson has supposedly been close to a decision now for some time. Some might wonder why today to go public with the decision? Johnson says that there wasn't anything special about today really.

"There really wasn't anything to today especially and why I committed. It's the day before signing day and I really felt confident with my decision and wanted to go public with it."

The Nebraska coaches have assembled, for now, a top 10 class in the nation. The addition of Johnson addresses another key need with adding talented depth to the offensive line. He says that he and the rest of the class are ready to get on the field and get to work.

"It's a great class. We are going to get on the field and go and get it done. We are ready to take this to a Big Ten Championship and then eventually onto winning a National Championship."

Tomorrow is National Signing Day and there are big plans tomorrow for Johnson and all of the players in his district. "I sign at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning. I fax in after that then all of the players in the district that sign will go to the stadium for a ceremony after that is over."

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