The Seminoles had dropped by his high school this past spring and while Johnson (6-4, 255) says he feels blessed by the Seminoles’ offer, it doesn’t change his decision.
“They offered me as a fullback, but nope, I am still a solid commit (to Arkansas),” Johnson said Saturday morning.
The latest offer brings the total to 23 for Johnson, who committed to the Razorbacks on June 19th after participating in one of Arkansas’ camps.
Johnson had 67 tackles and nine sacks while rushing for 280 yards and nine touchdowns last season while playing defensive end, tight end and Wildcat quarterback for the Bruins.
“Hayden Johnson is committed to Arkansas, which is a great fit for him,” Odofile told the Columbia Daily Tribune. “He had offers from Purdue, Arkansas, a lot of people on the verge of offering him. He also had a lot of offers from Mid-America Conference schools, Tulsa, all the service academies.
“He’s a 3.9 GPA kid. A lot of Ivy League (schools) have been involved with him too, I think he had offers from Harvard, Yale, those places.
“He’s a kid that’s gonna go into some bio-medical science field, and I think the connection with their University Hospital (at Arkansas) and some of the structure there was a perfect fit.
“Plus, everyone else was recruiting him as a defensive lineman, and Arkansas was recruiting him as a fullback. He’s a plug and play fullback. He’s big enough and strong enough and athletic enough right now to jump in.
“As a defensive lineman he’d have to gain a little bit of weight. But as a fullback, he’s 6-3, 255 pounds, he’d be a luxury item for a lot of offenses in that regard. I think it’s a great fit both ways.”
?Rock Bridge begins practice on Monday and opens its 2015 season Aug. 21 by visiting Rockhurst in Kansas City.
Campus Tour!!! pic.twitter.com/POqCLesJls— Jim Johnson (@JimOJohnson) July 24, 2015