Huskers win battle for Dwayne Johnson

Three-star offensive tackle Dwayne Johnson (Houston/Bellaire) pledged Tuesday to sign with Nebraska, multiple sources report. He visited the Huskers on Jan. 18.

Johnson originally committed to Purdue in August but reopened his recruiting in January. He visited the Boilermakers on Sept. 21, Washington State on Jan. 11 and Arkansas on Jan. 25.

Colorado, Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma, SMU, Tulsa, UTEP and Virginia also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-6, 275-pound senior. Baylor, Houston, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Wake Forest showed interest.

ESPN writes in his evaluation, "Although Johnson plays the center spot efficiently, we feel his present size, growth potential and athleticism are better suited for the offensive tackle position ... This guy is a mixture of the toughness and intelligence we look for when evaluating offensive linemen. Johnson's two position potential could earn him early playing time at the BCS level of play."