Getting To Know: Brandon Johnson

Getting To Know:  Brandon Johnson

Known as "The Beast", Johnson comes into this class as one of few defensive tackles with huge anticipation. Johnson is the second tackle in as many years from Compton (Calif.) C.C. to choose Nebraska. Johnson will be joining Ola Dagundero on the line this year trying to fill some big shoes left by graduation. Here is Brandon Johnson, one on one.

Name: Brandon Johnson
School: Compton (Calif.) C.C.
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 312
40-time: 4.8

Position(s) played last year: Defensive tackle, defensive end and nose guard

Stats: 79 tackles, 10 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

Honors: First team all-conference

Official Visit Date: October 8, Texas Tech game

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "The team unity and everyone is so supportive of the program. Also the academic support, the coaching staff and everyone was really friendly at Nebraska."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "The team unity. Definitely. Everyone is one. You have to be out on the field with people you can trust. When you know that they are behind you no matter what it means a lot."

Other schools considered: Michigan State and Oregon

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Just getting down there and getting prepared for the season. Getting down there and getting familiar with the team. I'll be down there as soon as I get my AA."

Funny recruiting story: "Everyone at Nebraska was calling me "Ola's Twin". Everybody that played defensive line came out when I was walking down the hall and said to me 'Ola!'. That's about it."

Number desired: "I probably would want "57". Our defensive line coach at Compton who coached me and Ola Dagundero passed away this past season and he wore number 57. His name was Coach Henderson."

Message to Husker Nation: "I would probably just say thank you for supporting me and for supporting Nebraska football. It's an honor to be part of the tradition at Nebraska. It's an honor to play in front of fans like that."

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