Compton Dominguez Safety Jeron Johnson

Arizona has been a frequent visitor to Compton Dominguez High School the past couple years. They landed defensive end Michael Shelton last fall and are now back looking at a crop of players from the school this recruiting cycle. One that has some major interest in the Cats is Jeron Johnson.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
40 time: 4.6
Bench: 305
Clean: 275
From: Compton, California
High School: Dominguez

As a junior, Jeron Johnson had four sacks, three forced fumbles (one returned for a touchdown) and one interception (returned for a touchdown). Johnson was named the co-defensive MVP of the league. "I have the ability to read the play and react to the ball," he says. "I have a lot of experience because I have been playing football a long time."

Johnson plays at linebacker and strong safety for Dominguez. He also sees time at fullback on occasion.

Since the beginning of the month, the defender has received phone calls from UNLV, Utah and Washington. "I like those schools, but my top two are Colorado and Arizona. I would love to go to either one of those places. I am a big fan of both their defenses.

"I have been watching Colorado since I started high school and have always liked them. I sent them my tape recently, so I am waiting to hear back from them to see what they thought.

"Arizona is close to home and I think if I went there my mom could attend the games."

Johnson carries a 2.4 core GPA and is taking the ACT next month. He would like to major in Broadcasting.

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