Wesley Johnson, 6-5, 240 pound offensive guard from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy said of his experience this weekend in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic, "It was a great experience and definitely a lot of fun. It was an honor to compete in that classification as one of the top teams in the country."
Johnson and his teammates represented Tennessee well with a 21-6 win over Cincinnati-Moeller. He explained, "They were great competition. They were definitely what we thought they would be. They played very hard, they were very physical, and they were a good team." As far as playing in an NFL stadium Johnson didn't seem to phased. He commented, "Our coach had us in the mindset that it was not a big deal. We were working on it like it was another game and just another part of the season."
This week Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.) will return to Nashville for a week of practice but will once again hit the road to take on Chattanooga-Baylor. Johnson commented on the game, "We plan on coming back and getting back on the same schedule to get ready for Baylor."
For many recruits around the state and country yesterday, September 1, was the first day college coaches could begin calling. Johnson would have a busy day as he explained, "Auburn, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt all called today."
Auburn is one of the most recent schools to have offered at their senior camp this summer. He explained, "I was planning on visiting this upcoming weekend, but I talked to Coach Nall and we decided to hold it off. I am planning to go later in the year for the Georgia game. I've been keeping in touch with Coach Nall a lot. They are definitely one of my top choices."
Another school that has entered into the Wesley Johnson sweepstakes is Georgia Tech. He commented, "I haven't been there yet. I'm hoping to get down there for the Mississippi State game. I plan on trying to visit for that game."
The one school that has remained committed to pursuing Johnson and seems to have most of his interest is Vanderbilt. He said of the Commodores, "They are still my top choice. I talked to their coaches today and I will take an official, but I can pretty much go whenever because they are so close." He went on to explain why Vanderbilt stands ahead of the others by saying, "They have been after me the longest and I have a relationship with all of the coaches there."