Four-star athlete Greg Johnson decommitted from Arizona, leaving the Wildcats with 25 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.
The regular season is over, so buckle up for a rollercoaster ride along the recruiting trail. We’re already beginning to see it happen.
On Sunday, 4-star prospect Greg Johnson decommitted from Arizona after originally committing on March 1. Now, the Wildcats are left with 25 total commits and sit at No. 21 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.
Johnson, who is ranked as the No. 8 athlete and No. 98 overall player in the nation, released a very brief statement regarding his decision to back off his pledge to Arizona.
“I’ve decided to reopen my recruitment,” he stated on social media.
The decommitment from Johnson comes a day after he officially visited Tempe for a closer look at the Arizona State Sun Devils. However, the real key player in Johnson’s recruitment is Nebraska.
Johnson officially visited Lincoln on Oct. 22 when the Cornhuskers took down Purdue, 27-14. And if Nebraska can lure the Los Angeles native to the midwest, he certainly wouldn’t be alone. Mike Riley’s staff currently has commitments from two California prospects: 4-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia and 4-star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson. Both are from Calabasas.
Nebraska is also pursuing Greg Johnson’s teammate, 5-star wide receiver Joseph Lewis, but it would appear USC is in the lead to land Lewis’ commitment. The Trojans are also going after Johnson, so it would not be out of the question for both Augustus Hawkins High School prospects to stay close to home and play for USC.
At 5-foot-10, 180 lbs Johnson is a physical player with elite athleticism. He has the ability to play a variety of positions: running back, wide receiver, cornerback, or, with a lot of weight training, linebacker.
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