Johnson Left Impressed

St. Paul's standout defensive tackle Mickey Johnson took in LSU's junior day on Saturday and he left impressed with what he saw.

Many Class of 2011 prospects infiltrated the LSU campus in Baton Rouge on Saturday with either an offer in hand or with the hopes of landing one. For St. Paul’s product Mickey Johnson, it was not just an offer he was after, but instead a complete feel for the university.


“I enjoyed myself,” Johnson said of his visit to LSU. “I learned a lot from the player’s prospective. I sat and talked to Russell Shepard and Drake Nevis and they answered some of my questions. They said the toughest challenge in being at LSU is staying humble and concentrating on class work and football at the same time.


“I also hung out with La’el Collins Anthony Johnson, Jarvis Landry, Terrance Magee, and Trai Turner,” Johnson added. “Me and Trai are close friends and we were talking about what would happen if we both got offered by LSU and what would we do. Playing together in college is big to us.”


Johnson said on his way home he thought about what the current players said to him and it made sense. He said he pondered if he would want to follow in their footsteps in wearing the purple and gold stripes.


“If they (LSU) would have offered, I think I would have considered committing,” Johnson stated. “I spoke to coach Robinson for a little while and he said that I’m going to get an offer. Then I spoke to coach Miles and coach Cooper for like ten minutes. They were just asking me about power lifting and my family. They told me to keep working hard.”


The 6-foot-1, 308-pound Class 7-5A All-District first team member said he was not only moved by the words of Shepard and Nevis, but also by what he saw. It was something he would not mind being a part of.


“The LSU facilities are by far the best I’ve seen so far,” Johnson said. “I’ve seen Mississippi State’s and Tulane’s and LSU’s were bigger and better. The weight room, the indoor facility and the stadium were bigger. I love to work out so the

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