Fort Campbell football standout Micah Johnson still is not ready to make his college choice, but he's planning on seeing Kentucky play a lot this season because he wants to watch his brother, freshman offensive lineman Christian Johnson, play.
"I went up to Fan Day to see him. I've gone up a few other times to see him.
I'm planning on getting to most of his games this year," Micah Johnson, who
will be in Commonwealth Stadium Sunday, said. "I want to go see him play. The
coaches tell me he is going to get to play. That's what they've been telling
The talented running back-linebacker still plans to visit Michigan and Georgia
during the season. He's not sure about his other three official visits. He
also says recent rumors that he has made his college choice are not true.
"I am pretty much focused on our team right now and I am more convinced than
ever that we can win the state title," Johnson said. "Recruiting doesn't
bother me as much as it might some other players of the same status. I can
handle things pretty well.
"There are some other guys on our team getting recruited, too. Sometimes we
think we may all wind up with each other. Other times we all think we have to
be our own person. We try not to force the issue on that, but it is nice to
have guys on my team to talk about recruiting with."
He says it also helps him to have his brother, Christian, critique his play.
Christian Johnson doesn't get to see his younger brother play in person, but
he bases his comments on what he sees on the game DVDs Micah Johnson sends him.
"He watches and tells me things. We have always had a relationship where we
can be critical of each other and teach each other things. We get along well.
He's like a coach and brother both when he tells me stuff. If he sees
something I can do better or catches me slacking off, he'll tell me. He gets
on me about following my blocks better. But he also tells me what I am doing
Johnson's play has caught the eye of the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
selection committee. He's one of about 400 players now being considered for an
invitation to the game that brings together the nation's top high school talent.
"It would be a big deal to play in that game. I saw it my freshman year and
knew then I would like to get picked. It would be a huge honor when our season
ends to get to play in that game," Johnson said.
Micah Johnson not yet ready to make a decision
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