Kentucky RB Johnson offered by LSU

Micah Johnson (6-2, 269, 4.7) of Fort Campbell (Kent.) is one of the top athletes in the country for 2006 and he picked up an offer from LSU late last week. <br><br> "My coach told me that one of the coaches called and said they wanted to offer me," Johnson told Tiger Rag.

Johnson played running back and linebacker for Fort Campbell and had an amazing junior season. He rushed for over 1,200 yards and 17 scores in only six games and registered 173 tackles on defense.

When you look at the kid's size and weight you automatically think defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level. Not so fast my friend.

"All of the schools have offered me as a linebacker but Michigan State, Louisville and Ohio State also offered me as a running back," Johnson said. "All of the coaches have said they like my size and the way I get to the ball on defense. In the right scheme though I think I could play running back. Some teams like to use a big back and I would fit in well in that scheme."

The Tigers, Spartans, Cardinals and Buckeyes are definitely not the only ones to offer the blue chip prospect so who are the other schools that have thrown their names into the hat?

"The other offers I've picked up are from Michigan, Maryland, Clemson, Kentucky, USC, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and Penn State," he said.

LSU has never vigorously recruited the Bluegrass State but all it took was one look at Johnson's highlight film for Les Miles to go after him.

"He said after he saw my film and he was convinced I would be a perfect fit for the Mike (linebacker) spot," said Johnson.

So how does he feel about LSU?

"I don't know much about them but I know they've been very successful the last few years," he said. "They are showing a lot of interest and I can't wait to talk to their coaches in May. They are one of the schools that is showing the most interest and one that I want to go see."

Johnson is a full academic qualifier and he said the academic support system will play a major role in his decision.

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