Local athlete torn between two sports

Local athlete Terrence Johnson has offers for both basketball and football. Read on to see how he is approaching them, his thoughts on the recruiting process, and more.

2015 Vail (Ariz.) Cienega prospect Terrence Johnson holds a unique distinction, as he may be the best football and basketball prospect in Tucson.

"At this stage, I'm not sure which sport I want to pursue or if I want to pursue both at the college level," Johnson said. "Initially, I was just looking at basketball. I have offers from NAU, Grand Canyon, Weber State, Northern Colorado and Portland and I'm hopeful that running with Arizona Power this summer will increase the interest in me even more."

Complicating matters further, Johnson is now receiving offers and interest from Pac-12 football programs.

"I was down at Arizona for Junior Day and getting the offer was kind of eye-opening," Johnson said. "The coaches said they loved my height and that they are looking at bigger secondary prospects and, being that I'm 6-foot-3, they like what I can bring in that area."

The football interest isn't confined to just Arizona.

"Colorado has been on me really hard and Washington is starting to get in touch with me," Johnson said. "It's still early, so I'm sure I will be in touch with these schools and see what they think of me.

"I would like to decide which school I'm going to before my senior season starts, but that may or may not happen. I have a lot of stuff to look at."

In the meantime, Johnson plans on improving his body and skills for football and basketball.

"A big goal of mine is to get up to 200 pounds, but I want it to be good muscle," he said. "I feel that I can carry that really well and it will be an advantage for me on the field and on the court.

"I feel good about my athleticism, but I'm going to keep trying to improve that so I can be the best possible prospect in both sports."

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