2018 Brookhaven (Miss.) defensive tackle Jeffery Johnson has been on a few visits lately including Tulane before heading to Baton Rouge on Tuesday for a visit to LSU. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron extended the offer to the 6-3, 320-pound defensive lineman. The pair bonded over their Louisiana ties.
Johnson lived in Baton Rouge until the fifth grade before moving to Mississippi, where he's originally from.
“He's just really full of energy, me him kind of sat down together and just talk to each other,” Johnson told Scout. “I talked to him before a long time ago at a camp down on the coast, he said he remembered me, but today we just telling a little bit each other.”
At practice, Johnson liked watching Orgeron and Pete Jenkins work with the defensive line, liking the enthusiasm coming from the staff.
"I like it, he's really energize, he said everything is not about speed it's how perfect you get it done!!!"
Overall, the visit really impressed Johnson, which left LSU among his top schools.
"It was amazing. I loved everything about It, Coach O was really excited about me coming!! It was an intense day, got to sit around and watch practice and hangout.
“Definitely its not to far from home!,” Johnson said. “The atmosphere is just nice all the coaches are really great people!!” http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1762916-lsu-hosts-big-time-missis...
On Saturday, Johnson will visit Louisiana-Lafayette, where his teammate Trace Clopton picked up an offer from. Johnson also holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisville. Johnson plans to get over to Mississippi State and Alabama soon.
It's going to be a difficult decision for Johnson, who likes a lot of the schools showing him love.
"They are really hard decisions because they just all treat you like family, I feel comfortable being around coaches and being on campus!," Johnson said. "I want to go somewhere I can spend four years of my life and not feel uncomfortable, family home type. I wanted to be apart of something bigger than football."
Johnson plans to make a decision at the end of his senior season, saying he doesn't want to be rushed or make the wrong decision.
When he is able to make time, Johnson wants to bring his mother back to Baton Rouge to visit.