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CB Jeramie Johnson
CB Jeramie Johnson (6-0, 180, 4.4), out of Washington High School in Atlanta, has schools all across the southeast beating down his door.
"Clemson, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Mississippi State, and West Virginia are recruiting me the hardest right now. Everybody is recruiting me as a cornerback," said Johnson.
CUTigers.com had the chance to scout Johnson, as well as teammates Avery Roberson and Jarvis Jackson when Washington battled Mays High School last Friday. Interestingly enough, TheInsiders.com currently lists Jeramie as the 9th ranked cornerback prospect in the country, even though he has been seeing extensive time as a safety over the course of the last few games.
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Johnson has the speed to hang with any wide receiver, but he also appears to be surprisingly strong for a cornerback. He isn't just a guy that you could leave on island with the opposing team's best receiver, he's an athlete that can provide ample run support to go along with ferocious tackling. With 4.4 speed, he'll also have the opportunity to return punts at the collegiate level.
Johnson has received offers from as far away as Michigan, but for now, he's keeping the focus on the schools close to home. "Right now, my top schools are Clemson, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State. I'll probably make my decision at the end of the season."
Johnson will be setting up his official visits soon, and the only one set in stone seems to be a visit right down the street to see the Yellow Jackets. "I'm supposed to go one of the Georgia Tech games pretty soon, maybe next week" said Johnson. "But I'll set up the rest of my visits soon though."
Jeramie also confirmed that the Tigers' defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, John Lovett has been in contact with him most recently, but Burton Burns was actually in attendance for Washington's game with Mays last weekend.
"The DB coach at Clemson has been my main contact so far," said Johnson. All of those schools I mentioned are in regular contact with me. I hear from them all pretty much every week."
Incidentally, Washington defeated Mays 28-13 to improve to 1-1-1 on the season.
Johnson is one of the top cornerback prospects in the country, and he certainly would be a welcome addition to the Tigers' 2003 recruiting class. With the continual need for athletes in the secondary, Jeramie appears to be a priority to most coaching staffs around the southeast.
Fortunately for Clemson fans, the Tigers appear to be in great shape with this outstanding athlete. We will continue to keep you updated on the Booker T. Washington trio throughout the season.
Jeramie Johnson Video
Here are some of the highlights we were able to grab of Johnson in action last weekend. Wearing #3 and playing as a safety, he wasn't extensively involved in a good number of plays, never the less, you can see his athleticism and impressive size for a cornerback in these clips.