DeJoshua Johnson Talks Senior Year

DeJoshua Johnson has been keeping an eye on Florida State since he committed over the summer. The Pahokee standout was at the FSU vs. Miami game a few weeks ago checking out his first rivalry game. NoleDigest caught up with DeJoshua to get his thoughts on the game and to see how the start of his senior season has gone.

Since DeJoshua Johnson committed to Florida State he has been laying low getting prepared for a big senior season. The dynamic playmaker is playing several positions for Pahokee this year, as he told NoleDigest he is seeing time at quarterback and wide receiver again this fall.

"I'm the starting quarterback and that is my main position but I am also playing wide receiver," said the talented athlete. "I'm playing quarterback because the other one hasn't gotten the offense down yet."

While DeJoshua is considered to be one of the most electric players in the state when he has the ball in his hands some recruitniks has doubted his ability to play in college because of his size. He says he is determined to prove that he's a threat no matter what.

"I laugh when I hear that," said Johnson of the doubters. "Really I am untouchable and I am hard to stop. It doesn't matter how big I am right now because I can't be caught when I am in the open field."

Johnson was in Tallahassee Labor Day weekend for the FSU vs. Miami game. It was his first time seeing the rivalry live; while the game didn't fall in the Seminoles favor DeJoshua loved everything he saw.

"I love FSU and nothing has changed with them," said the commitment. "I am ready to play there. I think they need one more playmaker in the slot and that is what I plan on doing……coming in there and playing early. Right now they're still talking to me as a slot (receiver) so that is what I am getting ready for."

DeJoshua told NoleDigest that he's been working the recruiting for FSU.

"I'm talking to Chris (Dunkley), Merrill (Noel), Richard (Ash), Greg (Dent) and some others about FSU," explained Johnson. "I was shocked when Merrill decommitted from FSU but he said he felt the system at Wake fitted him better. He is still talking about FSU so we will see."

With his commitment firm Johnson has his sights set on a state title run.

"We're 2-0 and things are going well so far," said Johnson of his season. "We're looking to set records and win states. I feel we won't be challenged until we possibly meet Bolles in the state title game."

Johnson told NoleDigest that he only has 3 classes left to finish high school but he won't be graduating early so he can run track in the spring.

"School is going well and I have 3 classes left to take," Johnson said, "but I am not graduating early because I am running track this spring. When I get to FSU I plan on running indoor track, probably the 200 and 400."

DeJoshua's stats this year are as follows: 24-41 for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns, 4 catches for 106 yards and a score, and 14 rushes for 110 yards and 2 more touchdowns.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with DeJoshua, as well as the rest of the commitments from FSU's 2010 recruiting class.


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