The Nebraska football team was the first school in the country to offer St. Louis-based wide receiver, Jordan Johnson. If what has come since that offer is any indication, it looks as though the Huskers are going to be glad they got their foot in the door early. Less than a week after announcing the official scholarship offer from the Cornhuskers, Johnson got a second offer from another power five conference school.

Because Johnson is a member of the 2020 recruiting class, it's going to be quite a while before the receiver is anywhere close to having to make a decision.

It's unlikely that when he does indeed need to make a decision it will only be between two schools. Interestingly enough, the second school that is now in active competition with the Huskers for the player is an old conference foe. The Iowa State Cyclones offered Johnson on Tuesday evening.

Nebraska football and the uncertainty of the future

One of the interesting things about the Huskers offering Johnson last week is that it came in the middle of a time when Mike Riley and company likely knew they weren't going to be around to coach him. It also has to be a bit odd for Johnson, who has to have at least some inkling that the coaches who offered him a chance to play at Nebraska aren't going to be the ones who end up coaching him.

While players are routinely told by embattled coaches that they are going to survive whatever is going on, it seems unlikely anyone is believing that story these days.

At the same time, the Huskers' coaching staff cannot start behaving as though they know they aren't going to be around and just start not offering anyone.

At the same time, it's a bit odd that the staff has given out quite a few scholarship offers over the last few days considering they will not be around to welcome them into the fold. There is also the question as to whether or not whoever is on the presumed incoming staff will honor those scholarship offers.

Squaring off against Iowa State

Whether or not Jordan Johnson will have his scholarship honored by whoever is the next Nebraska football coach is seems to be a foregone conclusion. By all accounts, Johnson is a talented receiver who would be a nice addition to the 2020 class. For the player, it's just a matter of how much it means to get that very first offer. It should be pointed out that despite the fact that Iowa State has offered him since Johnson still has the offer from the Nebraska Football Team as his pinned tweet in his Twitter profile.