"Tyreke is 6-foot-2, so he has a long frame for a cornerback. The new thing is to recruit big corners to go against these massive receivers. He has the footwork of a small guy, the toughness of a linebacker and he has great leaping ability as well. He is an awesome prospect. Tyreke will probably be one of the top players in the country in his class when he comes out," said Coach Ross of Johnson.
The soon-to-be high school freshman already holds at least nine Division I scholarship offers including; LSU, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), South Florida, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Florida Atlantic.
One of the first things you notice on tape about Johnson is that he is an extremely physical player who runs very well.
"His physical maturation has given him a chance to play and because of that we are not surprised by his physical nature," answered Coach Ross when ask if the Trinity staff was surprised by Johnson's toughness and ability.
Ross also says that despite the very early offers the talented athlete is handling the attention he is receiving with a lot of maturity.
"Tyreke is a very humble kid. With the offers he has as an eighth grader, he could walk around here with a big head but he is the type of kid who helps out the kid in P.E. class that is less fortunate. He has all A's in the classroom. He is handling that part of it well. Tyreke seen the guys ahead of him handle all the hype so he knows how to act and handled the hype as well," said Ross of Johnson's ability to stay grounded.
Please check back with Scout.com for future updates on Tyreke Johnson.