Football Cats Eye another Johnson Brother

Micah, the well known younger brother of Christian, is the Wildcats number one target next year out of Fort Campbell (Ky.) and is being recruited, already, by the nation's elite. Surprisingly, even the talented senior-to-be is quick to point out that while he may be the most wanted of the Johnson brothers, he isn't the best athlete.

Ron Caragher, you've got company.

With his first year on the job set to arrive, the newly crowned recruiting coordinator might end up getting a run for his money from one of the Wildcats newest additions before the year is through.

That's because if 2004 UK signee Christian Johnson can manage to pull in his two brothers – Nathaniel and Micah – the Wildcat coaching staff might just offer him a job.

Micah, the well known younger brother of Christian, is the Wildcats number one target next year out of Fort Campbell (Ky.) and is being recruited, already, by the nation's elite. Surprisingly though, even the talented senior-to-be is quick to point out that while he may be the most wanted of the Johnson brothers, he isn't the best athlete.

That very distinction belongs to Nathaniel.

The oldest of the three Johnson boys, Nathaniel is currently scheduled to play for Laney College next season and has already started turning the heads of football recruiters and coaches alike. According to Laney College head coach Stan Peters, although the talented athlete has yet to hit the field, Johnson's athleticism and speed has already gotten supporters of the program excited for the future.

"He's got a great attitude and is a very hard worker, especially in the weight room," Peters said, "We still haven't hit the field yet, so it's hard for me to tell you just what type of player he is, but we're well aware of his potential."

Peters said that is it very rare for a player to transfer out to California from ‘back East,' and that it was very surprising to see a player of Johnson's caliber to be heading to Laney from Virginia. "This is gonna be his first year, here at Laney," Peters said of Johnson, "so we're looking forward to getting a look at him."

As to what position Johnson will play next year, Peters said it's still very much up in the air at this point. "We don't know yet," Peters answered. "He wants to play wide receiver and we are certainly going to give him a chance there first, but his best chance might be to play defensive back or safety. He's certainly got the build to play either."

Michigan State and Kentucky are currently the two schools rumored to be expressing the most interest in Johnson, but Peters was quick to point out that it's very early to start worrying about college choices.

"We're still working on getting our graduating seniors into college," Peters said. "That's the way things work out here in California. We'll start working on getting our juniors set here when the season starts and we get things going, but right now it's still very early."

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