Keyshawn Johnson Jr. announces he will not return to Nebraska

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will not be part of Nebraska’s program under Scott Frost. Johnson announced he would not return to the Huskers in a tweet on Friday afternoon.

“Thank you Coach Riley and The University of Nebraska for giving me the opportunity to play at the Division 1 level. Although it was a short stand, it was one that I will never forget,” Johnson wrote. “With that being said I will be furthering my academic and football career at a different Division 1 college.”

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. announces he will not play for Nebraska

Johnson, a wide receiver, was part of Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class under Mike Riley and was and was an early enrollee in Lincoln last spring. However, Johnson was pulled from the school by his father, former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson Sr., after he was cited for marijuana possession in a dorm room over the summer.

Johnson Jr. was not part of the Huskers’ program this fall, but he had planned on returning to Nebraska in the spring semester of 2018. Even after Riley was fired, Johnson Sr. initially said his son intended to return to Lincoln. Those plans have obviously changed in the last three weeks.

Johnson Jr., who was the No. 44 wide receiver in the 2017 class, will have four years of eligibility wherever he ends up.

The post Keyshawn Johnson Jr. announces he will not return to Nebraska appeared first on Land of 10.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.