Shane Johnson Talks Recruiting

Every year Maryland powerhouse DeMatha has a few players on the radar of major college programs. This year is no exception. Shane Johnson is an offensive line prospect with four offers and is getting attention from many BCS programs.

Linemen who are 6'5" and 300 pounds stand out in the crowd. Linemen that can play multiple positions along the line will inevitably draw interest from major college football programs. Shane Johnson from DeMath High School in Maryland is one such example.

Johnson has picked up two offers early in the process and has now added two more.

"Things are going good, very good. I have been offered by BC, Rutgers and Wake Forest. It looks like others will be offering too," Johnson said.

Boston College was the first school to extend an offer.

"Coach Day is recruiting me. They want me to come up for camp. I was up for junior day. It was great. It was really good. It was the first period of practice and I got to see the coaches and players work out."

Rutgers is the most recent to jump into the mix.

"I was up at Rutgers and got an offer from them on my visit. That was my third offer. They offered while I was on my visit," Johnson said.

At this point, Johnson is just taking it all in and waiting to see who offers before getting a list of favorites together.

"I may do some of the combines, but I'm not sure yet. I have some time in May and in June so maybe I can take in some combines. Right now I don't have favorites and I'm looking at my options. I want to see what all my options are before getting a list together."

One school does stand out early.

"Academics are the major role in my decision. I'm not looking at a particular major. It is the over all importance they place on academics. I'm definitely doing the BC summer camp. I may do some others, but I'm not sure at this point. BC is looking at me as a tackle."

What has most schools interested is Johnson's versatility.

"I play offensive line at DeMatha and I will be playing some defensive line this year. I started out as an offensive tackle, but they moved me to guard because they wanted Arie (Arie Kouandjio) at tackle. He has a BC offer too. I can play anywhere on the offensive line and will get a chance to play some defense too. In college, I'll do whatever the coaches think is best."

Shane does not have a time table for a decision at this point. He will continue to look at schools until the summer and then take visits to the schools that have offered. When he is ready to make a decision, he will make it.


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