Nebraska added their second commit for 2018 this week with the addition of Xavier Johnson to their recruiting class. Johnson is a 6’3” combo guard and ranked by 247Sports as the 240th best guard in the 2018 class. While that number may seem somewhat unappealing, 247 does list him as the 10th best combo guard and 7th best prospect in Virginia. 247Sports and Rivals list him as a three-star prospect, while ESPN has him as a four-star recruit.
Been a long journey and it was all worth it! pic.twitter.com/TWLDi1kdCI— Xavier Johnson (@TheXavierJ0) September 26, 2017
Johnson had visited Nebraska earlier in the month and chose the Huskers over several other programs including Creighton, Georgetown and Georgia Tech. He joins 6’10” Brady Heiman in Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class, which is currently ranked 86th in the nation and 13th in the Big Ten (ahead of only Illinois).
While Johnson is listed as a combo guard by 247, his strength is running the offense as his perimeter shooting isn’t as strong. Last year he averaged 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game and his addition will be important as Nebraska is coming up on some roster turnover in the backcourt over the next two years.
Tim Miles in typical fashion once again had an entertaining reaction to the news on Twitter: