Jacksonville, Florida Robert E. Lee High School linebacker Keirston Johnson and his teammates finished the season with a semi-final state playoff loss to Tampa Plant. Now that his senior season is over, Johnson has turned his attention to his recruitment.
Keirston has accumulated 22 offers and he’s talking to few additional schools. One of those schools is Georgia Tech. “Coach (Lamar) Owens was in home with me yesterday and we talked about Tech.” Tech has watched his film and he has been cleared academically. After the Tech staff meets, Keirston feels an offer could be coming. “I’m hoping I get that offer. It would be great to get an offer from a Power 5 school, especially one so close to home."
Georgia Tech is looking at Keirston at the WILL linebacker position. Keirston has been playing in the middle at Robert E. Lee but feels he is versatile enough to play any of the three linebacker positions. “Moving to the WILL would not be a problem, it will be that I think I would love playing very much..”
Two schools now stand alone on Keirston’s list of 22 offers. “Right now Georgia Southern and Appalachian State are my top two schools.” Keirston will visit Georgia Southern on January 13th and he plans to visit Appalachian State sometime in January.
An offer from Georgia Tech would definitely add a third school to the mix. Keirston plans to do some research on Tech and talk to the coaches. Keirston has been invited to Atlanta by Coach Owens. “He wants me to talk with the whole staff and set a date that is both beneficial to me and the school.”
Johnson will be looking for a school where he feels at home. “I want to go where I am most wanted and I want a staff that will push me to be the best football player and best student.” Keirston wants to be a business major. Keirston will be looking to learn as much as he can on his official visits.
The way things look now, Keirston will probably be making his decision in late January. “I haven't taken any official visits and that is my plan before making my decision."
Keirston and six of his Robert E. Lee teammates have been selected to play in the NFFCA All-Star game next week in Florida.