The Nebraska football team is playing its final game of the 2018 season on Friday. Because they aren't going to a bowl game, the next stage of Husker fandom is looking at recruits the program is going after and have locked in. One of those recruits is running back Rahmir Johnson. The back is attempting to help his team win a state title game. On Saturday his Bergen Catholic squad will take on St. Joseph in the non-public 4A group. One of the reasons Johnson gets to show off what he can do, and what he plans to do for the Cornhuskers in 2019 is because he's already had one heck of a postseason.

Nebraska football commits looking good

Last week, Rahmir Johnson made the most of his 17 carries by going for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Not only did he help his team come back from a 10-7 halftime deficit to win 35-17. Those two touchdowns were not your run of the mill two or three-yard runs either. His first gallop was for 44 yards and his second was 62 yards. This latest performance was just another in what has been a fantastic senior season. In large part because of that performance, he will get to go for the state title tomorrow.

The really good news here is that Johnson isn't the only running back commit having himself a heck of a season. Another player that will be competing with Johnson, as well as Maurice Washington and others for the starting job next year is Dedrick Mills. Mills has had himself a heck of a year in the Junior College ranks. The pair of running back commits shows that Scott Frost and company have been pinpointing the kind of players Nebraska football needs for the future of the program.

Rahmir Johnson just the tip of the iceberg

When talking about the talented running backs that will be in Lincoln next year, it's easy to forget that there are other talented prospects the Huskers are looking to reel in. One such player is quarterback Jake Garcia. He couldn't be here until 2021 if he comes to Lincoln at all. That doesn't mean Cornhuskers fans aren't keeping an eye on his performance as he also continues to march towards a state title.

Nebraska football coaches watched in-state targets like Xavier Watts and Garrett Nelson dominate for their own teams in state championship games. Certainly performing at that level doesn't guarantee that they will pan out as college football players. It's still a lot of fun to watch someone like Rahmir Johnson show that he really is among the best players in his state at the position.