2017 4-star DL Johnson talks Tide camp

Among the in-state talents to camp at Alabama this week, few coveting an offer are as highly touted as four-star defensive lineman Ryan Johnson. How close is the St. Paul's star to landing the offer?

Among Tuesday's top prospects in attendance at Alabama's first prospect camp this season was Ryan Johnson.

Sporting offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, Clemson and others, how close is the 2017 Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's defensive lineman to adding the Crimson Tide to his list?

"It was a good day, definitely," he said. "I dominated in one-on-ones and hope to get an offer soon. I did good in my drills, too. I had a camera guy follow around and video all my drills and (Nick) Saban came to watch me in my drills and said that I'll be hearing from them.

"Hopefully they will offer."

Johnson, who can play both inside and outside along the defensive front, heard from Crimson Tide assistants while in town, too.

"Coach (Bo) Davis and Coach (Tosh) Lupoi spoke to me, but like I said Coach Saban came and watched my drills," he said. "I like the way coach Davis was coaching me up today, he was trying to correct my wrongs.

"One drill he was looking for extension and hip flips and something else. He made me do it over 'till I got it right. So he obviously cared enough to get on to me so I can be a better player and do what he was asking for."

The coaching didn't just come from the staff.

"Also, I got to interact with some of the current players," Johnson said. "And they told me what I could do to improve myself and things. It was a pretty good day."

Johnson will hit plenty of camps this summer, though plans are not yet scheduled.

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