LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., an early enrollee in the Huskers 2017 recruiting class, was cleared to play after practice Tuesday.
Cleared baby. Let's get it. #springball
— Keyshawn Jr. (@keyshawnnnn) March 15, 2017
Johnson had been out with an illness related to his appendix, coach Mike Riley announced last week. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Johnson has been on the workout bike during spring practice and throwing passes to other receivers.
He’ll now be cleared to, at the least, to run routes with the rest of the receivers. It’s not clear if he will be cleared for full contact this spring.
After practice on Tuesday, the former Calabasas (Calif.) High star was working out with wide receivers coach Keith Williams with a helmet on, presumably as a final check to see if he can practice.
Johnson Jr. had 48 receptions for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year. He was a 3-star recruit and the No. 49 wide receiver in the 2017 class, per 247Sports.