Freshman attends Junior Day

Kerryon Johnson, athlete from Madison (Academy) Ala., will receive a lot of attention in the next few years. The class of 2015 prospect had a solid 2011 season and really burst on the scene with his performance in the Class 3A state championship game. Johnson talked of a visit to Alabama's Junior Day.


"The visit was a lot of fun," said Kerryon Johnson. "Everything was really smooth. I got to see of lot of stuff and spend some time with the coaches. I had fun.

"I spoke with the running backs coach [Burton Burns]. He was telling me to keep working hard and to plan ahead. He told me to not ever feel like I am at the top of my game. He told me to always work. He said they are definitely going to stay in touch with me.

"Alabama is the first school to invite me to their Junior Day. It was great to go down there and only being a freshman. I think Alabama is a great school. I am going to keep all of my options open though."

The 6-foot, 175-pound underclassman prefers playing running back on the next level. He battled through an ankle injury during the 2011 season, but still rushed for 750 yards with eight touchdowns on 77 carries.

Johnson played well in the state championship game. He made Scout.com's top 10 list for overall performances of the Super Six even though a 20-14 loss to Handley. He had 14 carries for 59 yards with two touchdowns and five catches for 35 yards. He had nine tackles on defense and an interception returned 37 yards.

"I feel like my biggest strength is my game breaking ability and being a playmaker," Johnson said. "I can break a long run for a touchdown at any point in the game from anywhere on the field. I want to get bigger and stronger. I just want to keep working hard."

Johnson is also a standout basketball player. He had 22 points in the Northeast Regional final on Wednesday against Piedmont. Madison Academy will play Sylvania in the regional final on Saturday at Jacksonville State

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