Class of 2014 athlete Lonnie Johnson has overcome the stigma that Gary, Ind., only produces basketball prospects and has become a hot commodity among college football coaches. On Friday he landed his fourth offer of the process, this one coming from the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
"They came in today," Gary West Side head coach Jason Johnson said. "An hour after they left they called back and said they wanted to offer."
The offer from Nebraska was preceded by offers from Illinois, Ohio State and Bowling Green. Michigan State coaches also made an in-school appearance on Friday.
Johnson has never visited Nebraska, but with the offer from the Cornhuskers in hand a trip to Lincoln this off-season is likely.
"What we're going to do, we're going to get to every school that offered that is reasonable," Coach Johnson said. "Nebraska is about eight hours and we'll probably make it for a summer camp."
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Johnson did attend Illinois' junior day last weekend, and will be heading to a junior day at Indiana this weekend along with his cousin and teammate, junior wide receiver Jon Vea Johnson.