Rahmir Johnson

Rahmir Johnson ran for more than 1,300 yards during his senior season.

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Rahmir Johnson

5-10, 175, RB

Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic High School

247Sports composite: 3 stars

Rivals: 4 stars

ESPN: 4 stars

Other key offers: Mississippi, Rutgers, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pittsburgh

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How he got here: Johnson grew up with the sport in New York City, his childhood home, before he started commuting to play for New Jersey power Bergan Catholic. On a team like that, you’re tough and you wait your turn, so Johnson’s recruitment was a little under the radar heading into his senior year.

Plenty of Power Five programs took notice — and Nebraska was one of them. NU secured Johnson’s commitment in early May, then held onto it for seven months as Johnson piled up 1,334 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns against tough defenses.

Our take: Johnson knows how to run the football. He’s fast and physical — and those are good traits — but he’s smart about setting up blocks, picking and sliding into holes, and making a good move at the second level to shake free of a defender. A reasonable comparison is Terrell Newby, with a little more tackle-breaking talent. Johnson is a good one.

They said it: “It’s creative and it’s up-tempo. I like how they can use me in that offense.” — Johnson on Nebraska’s offense and how it fits him 

“When you watch the film, he really can run, he’s got really good hands. So he’s a guy we’re very excited to have come in and get in the mix early at the running back spot. The big thing about him is he comes from a great family and he’s a great kid. When we went to the school and went around, everybody was very high on him in terms of a person, his character and how hard he works.” — Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held

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