Andrew Johnson focused on opportunity

University of Louisville senior cornerback Andrew Johnson remains focused on his opportunity to earn one of the starting positions during fall camp.

Currently running as a first team cornerback, University of Louisville senior Andrew Johnson remains focused on improving and captializing on his opportunity.

Johnson, a product of Miami (Fla.) Southridge High School, has the experience to fill spot. He started nine games as a freshman and has appeared in 23 games for the Cardinals. He saw action in 9 games last season, starting one, until a leg injury forced him to miss the final three games.

While he's still not fully healthy from the injury, he remains determined to continue to progress without allowing it to limit him much during practice.

“Right now I'd say I'm 85 percent,” he said following Wednesday's practice. “Everyday I feel good and don't have any setbacks. I'm in the training room every day, in the cold tub and hot tub. I'm taking care of my body more, stretching and doing things I wasn't doing my first three years.”

The decision by the Cardinals coaching staff to move senior Terell Floyd to safety has created an opportunity for Johnson to join Charles Gaines as the starting cornerbacks.

“They said that I have the opportunity to start and give the team a plus at cornerback because I have experience and have been here for awhile,” Johnson said. “They said that I just need to step up and work harder.”

That opportunity has Johnson focused on improving each time out.

“Actually, I challenge myself everyday to minimize my mistakes and stay consistent. Every day there is room for improvement, so I just focus on that and grind everyday.”

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