Johnson Draws Early Interest

Jay Johnson is a player who can line up all over the football field. The 6-3, 190 pounder has played at every level of the defense and he can slide over to offense and make plays as well. That level of versatility has some college programs close to home intrigued. With rivalry week approaching, Johnson believes he is playing the best football of his career.

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"We are having a good season," said Johnson. "We are 4-1 right now.

"We lost to Water Valley and then we turned around and beat a 4-A school, Amory, on their homecoming.

"We have our rivals from Calhoun City this week."

Johnson reports that he has had the chance to do some film study this week and he believes his team can earn a win this Friday night.

"The past few years they have been real big on the offensive line," said Johnson. "This year they are a little smaller.

"I feel like if we come out ready to play that we have a real chance of beating them."

Johnson is putting together a solid junior campaign.

"I think I am playing pretty fair so far," said Johnson. "My main thing is to help my team get wins.

"I am playing defensive end right now, but I think when I get to college that I am going to end up at strong safety or something like that.

"I ran 4.49 in the 40 this summer, so I know I can cover."

One in state program has come out of the gate fast when it comes to early interest in the Bruce High School standout.

"I am getting a lot of letters from Mississippi State," said Johnson. "They have invited me to some of their games and they have sent me some pictures of their campus and things like that.

"I haven't been up there this year, but I plan to go up there sometime."

Johnson is still waiting for his first offers, but he has a good idea about what he wants in a college program.

"I want to find a school with a good business management program," said Johnson. "I plan in majoring in business, so I want to learn a lot about business when I go to college."

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