Johnson Offered Walk-On Spot

Fayetteville (Ark.) High offensive lineman Noah Johnson has been offered a preferred walk-on spot at Arkansas.

Noah Johnson is one step closer to playing for his favorite team.

The Fayetteville (Ark.) High offensive lineman attended the June 6 Arkansas prospect camp and left with an offer to be a preferred walk-on.

If he chooses to join the Razorbacks, he’d be taught by head coach Bret Bielema and offensive line coach Sam Pittman, both of which have a history of producing NFL offensive linemen.

“They’re some of the best coaches I’ve seen in a while, with the linemen that we have at Arkansas now,” Johnson said. “I would be ecstatic to get to be coached by them.”

Johnson (6-2, 321) said that Pittman told him the staff would be watching his senior season and that they could potentially offer him a scholarship.

If he does pick up an offer, it would be his first from an FBS school, as his only ones so far are from Arkansas Tech, Cornell, Northeastern State and Northwestern Missouri State.

It would also mean a lot to him because just practicing in the Razorbacks’ facilities was special to him.

“I’ve been a fan of this team all my life, so it’s really cool to be able to come down the road and get to actually practice in the facilities that my favorite team gets to play in,” Johnson said.

Johnson said he is also attending camps at Arkansas Tech, LSU, Missouri State, Northwestern, Ole Miss, UCA and several Ivy League schools.

The camps will give him an opportunity to work on his new position and learn from several college coaches.

“I moved to center, so it’s going to be a new position for me,” Johnson said. “I’m really working on snapping and getting out just as fast as I was at guard.”

Throughout the summer, Johnson’s sights are set on improving his game so he can help Fayetteville win an Arkansas Class 7A state championship, which the Bulldogs lost to Bentonville in heart-breaking fashion last season.

“You can tell in the locker room and weight room that our team, we’re really motivated,” Johnson said. “We don’t want that to happen again. We want to go to state and win it all this year.”

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