Crystal balls rolling in after Williams hiring

(Photo: Mike Schaefer, 247Sports)

Nebraska is getting a lot of action on the crystal ball as of late, after a flurry of activity following a couple key decisions made over the weekend.

First the Huskers reached an agreement with defensive backs coach Donté Williams to fill the vacancy left when Nebraska fired special teams coordinator Bruce Read. Williams won’t be the special teams coordinator, but he’ll work with the secondary at Nebraska.

That, and Greg Johnson’s decommitment from Arizona, have the Huskers trending for the four-star athlete from Augustus Hawkins High School in Los Angeles.

The Huskers have already hosted Johnson for a visit, but now with Williams in the mix, it is assumed Nebraska is in the pole position for the multi-talented player. At Hawkins, Johnson did a little bit of everything, from running back to cornerback to backup quarterback. He’s hoping to find a place that will use him as effectively.

Johnson isn’t the only one picking up new predictions, as others have come in for Joseph Lewis as well. Lewis is one of Nebraska’s top targets and the five-star receiver is also a teammate of Johnson’s at Hawkins High.

Lewis, like Johnson, was being recruited heavily by Williams.

Another one to pick up a crystal ball prediction is Florida commit Elijah Blades. The Huskers have been courting Blades, but the addition of Williams could help flip the SEC commit according to the prediction of 247Sports analyst Ryan Bartow.

Blades is considering a visit in January.

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