RECRUITING: Mosley LB Has Offers Pouring In

Lynn Haven Mosley linebacker Carlton Johnson has amassed over two-hundred and fifty tackles and eighteen sacks for the Dolphins the past two seasons. His tremendous speed, helmet-jarring hits and ability to read plays in progress affords him the ability to terrorize ball carriers from his middle linebacker position.

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The 6-2, 190-pound two-way star typically runs a 4.4 forty. At the Nike camp in Gainesville, he ran an impressive 4.6 on what was a very slow track. Johnson participated on the Dolphins track team last year where he tallied a long jump of 21-5 and a high jump of 6-4. His tremendous athleticism is the reason college coaches from all over the nation fill the family mailbox with letters on a daily basis.

"I've gotten a lot of offers, but I think that I'd rather stay in state and play," Johnson said. "Right now, I'm looking at Florida, Florida State, and UCF. I have offers from Georgia, Clemson, Ole Miss, Nebraska, and NC State too. I haven't counted all of the offers yet, but those are the ones that I can think of right now.

"I'm not going to make a decision until after the season is over. I'll sit down with my coaches and parents and figure out the best situation for me."

Johnson said that he currently bench presses 330, cleans 305, and squats 405. He plans on competing for a spot on the Dolphins basketball team next season.

"I have a 2.2 GPA right now," Johnson stated. "I'm taking classes this summer. I scored a 15 on the ACT the first time that I took it. I have to take it again soon. I think that I'm better prepared now."

Off the field, Johnson enjoys spending time with friends or at home. His best friend is fellow Mosley running back Tommy Rogers. Johnson, Rogers, and Enrique Davis combine to form perhaps the most lethal backfield in north Florida.

"I'll play inside (linebacker) this year again and play running back," he said. "If we can get the line together, we'll be just fine. We definitely want to get back into the playoffs. Last season (under Coach Perry Brown) was a lot of fun. The coaches really pushed us"

As a sophomore, Johnson played defensive end. He moved to middle linebacker when Brown took the Dolphins' helm last season. He is poised for another tremendous campaign chasing the ball, one that will result in a scholarship, his ticket to play football at the next level.

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