Catching Up with Johnson

Three star receiver Eddie Johnson may have had a short senior season, but he's viewing it as more time to prepare to play for the Bears. Read on to find out Eddie's off season plans as well as his thoughts on getting to play for Baylor University.

No doubt about it, Midlothian High School's football program had a losing season. However, out of those losses came a renewed motivation for current Baylor commit Eddie Johnson to improve his athletic prowess. Johnson gave BearsIllustrated.com his thoughts on the team's performance as well as his own.

"The season didn't go anywhere near what we wanted; no one wants to end up 1-9. Most of the games we lost were pretty close too, but we just couldn't pull them out. I think I had a pretty good season individually though. I ended up with over one hundred yards a piece for seven games this season."

As impressive as his individual stats were for the season, Johnson said there is one aspect of his game that still needs work.

"I'm thinking I've got my agility down pretty solid. What I need to work on is my speed, especially after I catch the ball."

Besides improving his speed, Johnson is currently playing basketball and will run track in the spring. He also talked about his communications with Baylor's coaching staff, including their attendance at a few of his games.

"I've been talking to the coaches two to three times a week. They haven't said much about whether they want me to redshirt or not, just talking about what they want me to work on. Coach Montgomery has shown up to a few of my basketball games too."

Johnson's official visit to Baylor is scheduled for January sixteenth; to say that it's a formality is an understatement.

"Most Schools gave up recruiting me a long time ago. I made the solid statement that I'm going to Baylor. I'm excited, and can't wait to get on campus."

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