Recruiting report: Wahoo Neumann lineman Caden Johnson getting Power Five attention

Caden Johnson, right, plans to take his time when making his decision on where to play college football. 

Caden Johnson had a busy spring on the recruiting front. To date, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Wahoo Neumann lineman has collected six FCS and two FBS scholarship offers.

He lists offers from South Dakota, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota, Central Arkansas, Air Force and Army.

All the schools are recruiting Johnson as a defensive lineman except Central Arkansas, which views him as an offensive guard. "They like my pulling capabilities and my ability to move on the offensive line," he said.

Johnson participated in Nebraska's Friday Night Lights camp on June 22 and had a strong showing. Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming and Central Michigan have all been in contact but have not offered.

"Nebraska is still evaluating me as a scholarship type of guy," Johnson said. "Iowa has been recruiting me for some time and I camped at Wyoming on June 9 and have built a relationship with them."

Johnson isn't in a rush to make a decision. He is planning on making an unofficial visit to Kansas State after the current recruiting dead period ends July 31.

"Along with Kansas State, I will probably end up going to Northern Iowa, South Dakota and maybe take a trip to Air Force," Johnson said.

At one point, Johnson thought he was going to make a decision prior to his senior season. Things have changed since his recruitment has picked up.

"I am not thinking about that right now," he said "I don't have any top schools right now and it is better for me to have some time to evaluate things. It is all just a blur right now and that is why I am taking my time on this decision."

When the time comes he knows what he is looking for in a school.

"Somewhere that feels right and somewhere there is a family culture and a winning culture are major factors for me."

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Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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