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Recruiting: OT Dwayne Johnson commits to NU

Dwayne Johnson, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive tackle out of the Houston metro, has made an oral commitment to Nebraska, according to a recruiting service.

Johnson’s coach, Trey Sissom, revealed the news to BigRedReport.com Tuesday morning. Here’s a link to the website’s full report.

Johnson was choosing between Nebraska and Arkansas, a decision that apparently got tougher during the past couple weeks (one would assume the Razorbacks staff makes another run at him Tuesday). Johnson postponed a planned announcement on Jan. 28.

A one-time Purdue commit, Johnson saw increased attention after film of his senior season at Bellaire High School started to make the rounds. He visited Nebraska in January.

He’s the 26th known member of NU’s 2013 recruiting class, which will become official …

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Big Fat Recruiting Update, Jan. 30

This is likely to be the last full update before national signing day Feb. 6. Lots of ground for Nebraska’s football coaches still to cover, and a key transfer to discuss.

In fact, let’s start there. Braylon Heard — a fast, athletic back who was fourth on the team in carries last year — will head to another school after this semester. A guy with almost-effortless burst and decent moves, Heard’s a guy who could have helped NU in a variety of ways in his last two years. The same could be said of Aaron Green, who transferred last spring. The more elite athletes you have, the better.

But neither, it seems, was going to beat out the all-around skills of Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah’s every …

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Big Fat Recruiting Update, Jan. 21

We’ll get to visit recaps and more updates quickly, but first a recap of several commitments since Friday. A major hat tip to Jon Nyatawa for writing up stories on those commitments.

Cethan Carter: The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder appears to be a cross between Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed. A pretty good blocker mixed with a mid-range pass-catcher, even as an H-back. How fast Carter turns out to be will inform how the Huskers use him. If he’s a 4.6 40-yard dash guy, you can send him up the seam, like NU did with Reed. If he’s more in the 4.8/4.9 range, he’ll have to be a physical blocker and a good possession receiver in the red zone. Think of JB Phillips. Or Ryan Hill.…

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Big, Fat Recruiting Update, Jan. 15

We’ll get to visit recaps and more updates quickly, but first a recap of Ernest Suttles’ switched commitment from Iowa State to Nebraska.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Suttles is another of NU’s late Florida finds, a prospect who had a strong enough senior season to start attracting attention from more schools than the Cyclones, whose staff has experience and savvy in determining defensive talent, especially in the state of Florida.

Though Suttles has only played organized football for two years, he show skills in his highlight film that Husker coaches want in their defensive linemen. He played more tackle than he did end for Gaither, which means he grew accustomed to stopping the run. He effectively uses his hands to control and then shed blockers. He …

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