UA Offers Southern California Defender

<b>Devin Johnson</b> played on the other side of's no.2 defensive end in the nation last recruiting cycle, <b>Averell Spicer</b>. The plan for the opposition at the beginning of the season was to run away from Spicer and run at Johnson's side. That plan changed abruptly when Johnson began shutting down whatever came towards him. He recently received his first written offer, from Arizona. The Cats are in his top three.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
40 time: 4.55
Bench: 275
From: Rancho Cucamonga, California
High School: Rancho Cucamonga

"I like their staff and their off-season workout program," said Devin Johnson. "I do not know too much more about them at this point. I have spoken with one of their coaches on the phone. I think it was their defensive coordinator, Mark Stoops."

He names his leaders. "My top schools are Arizona, UCLA and Colorado. I guess you could also throw USC and Oregon State in there. But the first ones I mentioned are my top three. I'd say UCLA is my favorite."

As a junior, he had 77 tackles, 10 sacks, three blocked punts, and three blocked field goals. On offense, he had one rush for a 10 yard touchdown. Johnson was named first team all-county and CIF.

"I am very quick and I never stop on a play. I am a strong player."

The defender believes that his future may be at outside linebacker rather than defensive end. "I may end up being too small for d-end. I have been told my future is most likely as a linebacker."

He plans on attending the full Oregon State camp and USC's junior day.

Johnson carries a 2.2 core GPA and will be taking the ACT soon. He would like to major in Graphic Arts.

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