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Johnson has new No. 1

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Rahshead Johnson was locked in with Washington but after coach Steve Sarkisian left for USC, the four-star decided to reopen his recruitment and this weekend he's headed to a Big 10 school.
The Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo standout who could play wide receiver or defensive back has been talking with Nebraska assistant coach Rich Fisher and he's headed to Lincoln to see what it's all about.
"Pretty much he called me about two days ago and asked me if I wanted to get up there for a visit," Johnson said. "I told him I did and that's basically it. That's how it started.
"I want to get out there and see what it's like. I don't really know anything about Nebraska. I don't know what's in Nebraska. I don't know anything."
Johnson, who had been committed to Washington since his junior year, will take a trip to Colorado the following week before the dead period. A visit to Arizona State could also happen sometime in January but no date has been finalized yet.
Recently, the Long Beach Cabrillo recruit took a trip to Washington State and loved it. He has friends there, the coaches want him to play defensive back and he's open to that idea and he said right now before this next round of trips that the Cougars are the favorites on his list.
"Wazzu is looking good," Johnson said. "That's No. 1 on the list right now. I loved the trip out there. Daquawn Brown and Gerard Wicks really showed me around and showed how it works. I like the coaching staff a lot, too."
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