Donovan Johnson was running out of time. He knew that when he sat down in early May to take the SAT.
The 2010 Iowa Commitment from Texas would have another chance to take the ACT in early June, but he didn't want to get down to his final opportunity. He needed to raise his score 30 points in the SAT and felt confident that he had done that after taking the exam.
Last week, he received the news.
"My score came back and it matched up with my GPA," Johnson said. "I made it. I'll be up in Iowa on Sunday. I got pretty excited when I found out."
Iowa Linebackers Coach, Darrell Wilson, who recruited Johnson, was one of the first people to hear the good news.
"He was excited for me and told me he was proud," Johnson said. "My family was pretty happy and proud, too."
Scout.com ranks Johnson as its 68th best defensive tackle in the ‘10 Class, a three-star recruit on its five-star scale. He comes to the Hawkeyes from the successful Martin High program in Arlington, Texas.
Johnson reported to Hawkeye Insider that his most recent conversations with Wilson have centered around him playing defensive end instead of tackle. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound athlete has already been placed in the two-deep, according to what Wilson told him.
"I want to come in and make the biggest impact I can this summer during workouts," Johnson said. "Then when we get to camp, I want to do as well as I can. I want to show the coaches what I can do on the field."