Wide Receiver Hauling in Offers

Marshall graduates one of its best big play wide receivers of all time after the 2012 football season. Local boy, Aaron Dobson from South Charleston High School, came onto the scene as a true freshman and hasn't looked back. Whether he has been making highlight one handed grabs, or securing game clinching touchdown passes, or hauling in 97 yard bombs against in state rivals.

Could Marshall and head Coach Doc Holliday be looking at someone to replace Dobson next season? The answer to that question has to be yes. Currently on the roster as a potential replacement, based on size alone, is redshirt freshman Davonte Allen. Allen has yet to play a down and has battled injuries early in his career. He did however prove himself enough in practice last season in order to travel with the team to most road games.

Obviously the next Aaron Dobson, Randy Moss, Darius Watts or Nate Poole needs to be found. Currently Marshall is looking throughout the country and has paid close attention to a 6'3" 205 pound play maker from A. L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Keonn Johnson is getting looks from many BCS schools already. Currently Johnson holds offers from UNC, North Carolina State, ECU, University of Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke, Notre Dame and Minnesota. He does not have an offer from Marshall as of yet, but does here from the Herd regularly in some way or another. Johnson will play wide receiver at the next level.

As of now, Johnson does not have any leaders and is open to looking around. He doesn't know much about Marshall right now, except, "for the nice catch made by one of the receivers (Dobson)." However, he could see himself going anywhere, he just wants to be able to set down with the coaches, visit a few places and then go where he feels is the best for him as an athlete and as a student. He wants to go, "where I feel at home."

Johnson was very excited to get his first offer. Since that point he has gotten more, but he still remembers that first one. "My first offer was from NC State, and I was pretty excited and pumped about it. It opened my eyes and that is when I really knew that I was capable of playing at the next level."

When Johnson speaks of his own football ability, one can't help but compare him to other playmakers that have come through the college football ranks. "I'm 6'3", 205 pounds, but I am also very fast. I can get off the ball very well, and use my body and abilities to go up for jump balls and make big plays."

Sound familiar?

Stay tuned to herdhaven.com for further updates on Keonn Johnson and any additional offers he may receive.

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