Johnson "All-Around" Package Top 100 offensive tackle Roderick Johnson brings the "all-around" package to the table. He has the size, talent, work ethic and mentality to be a success in college and that is why an abundance of national level programs have stepped up to the plate with scholarship offers...

Roderick Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive tackle from Hazelwood (Mo.) Central High is a prospect who takes a lot of pride in getting the job done up front.

Although he has quick feet and long arms made for holding defensive ends up and securing the edge, he relishes the opportunities to bear down and smack defenders right in the face.

"Around the goalline," Johnson said with a bit of smirk on his face as he seemed to put himself back in that place in his memory.

"I like to get out there and move the pile and get the running backs to the Promised Land."

"I am a good run blocker," the Top 100 prospect continued. "I still got to work some on my pass blocking, but (I have good) hip flexibility."

Johnson has pulled down a quite an impressive list of offers. Schools like Alabama, Florida State, Indiana, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Wisconsin have all stepped up.

Still he quickly defers credit back to his Central High teammates for helping him attain that level of success.

"I just give a big shout out to all of my defensive linemen from the last year -- for making me better and pushing me," acknowledged Johnson.

Talking with Johnson it quickly becomes apparent you are dealing with a prospect who is tuned in to what it takes off the field to be successful on it.

His coach agreed with the quick judgement.

"He is just an all-around great person," confirmed Hazelwood Central head coach Van Vanntta, who led the team to a 7-0 record in district play in 2012.

"He works hard in the classroom, He busts his butt on the football field. Just walking the hallways he is a model individual.

"You can't say it any better than that," Vanatta closed.

When picking a college Johnson is looking for a school which can provide him the education he is looking for and a shot at making it to the next level.

"To go farther, but get my degree first," Johnson answered when asked what he wants in a school. "I want to get to the next level and then get to the next level after that one (NFL)."

"How good is the field of study, and then the statistics of them putting O-Linemen in the draft."

Johnson admits that the "the list goes on and on" of football programs that are trying to get him to sign his name on the dotted line on a Letter of Intent.

He is just enjoying the process for the time being and is in no rush to decide, but did mention two schools have been pushing up the charts.

"It has been busy lately, but you know," Johnson informed. "I just had Alabama here and I talk to Florida State a lot nowadays."

"As far as I know I will be signing on February on Signing Day. I want to take my five visits and have fun with it right now."

As a junior in 2012, Johnson earned First Team All-District, All-Metro, and All-State honors.

He is rated as 4-star prospect, the No. 9 offensive tackle in the country. He is rated as the No. 100 prospect in the nation overall.

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