Michael Johnson Interview

At 5-10 and 185, Johnson is one of the nation's top prospects, and he's one of only very few running back prospects who have been offered by Miami. Johnson talks all about the recruiting process, the Hurricanes, and about a possible package deal with good friend Marcus Vick. "Miami's the best team in college football," Johnson said.

The Virginia standout is one of the nation's elite backs. According to my research, he's one of just three running backs in the entire country who have been offered by Miami (Nick Turner and DeShawn Wynn). In three games this season, Johnson has gone for 427 yards and five touchdowns. He was timed at 4.45 at two different camps this summer, and carries a 2.4 GPA, while still waiting for his test scores.

Which schools have been calling you this month: Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan State, and Virginia. There are some others, but those are the ones I'm focused on right now.

Which of those schools have sent you scholarship offers in the mail: All five of them.

If signing day were tomorrow, what's it looking like: I'm not quite sure yet. I really like Miami, but I don't really have a favorite.

Have you scheduled any visits: I went to Penn State for the Miami game. They were overmatched. The Canes were awesome.

Talk about Miami: I love the Hurricanes. Miami's the best team in college football. And I'd love to be a part of all that.

Talk about their depth at running back: I mean they have a lot of great backs. But they send most of them to the NFL.

What about the possibility of signing together with Marcus Vick: We're good friends and we've talked about that. We are considering pretty much the same schools, but we need to reach an agreement together.

Personally, I really like our chances with Johnson. He seems very excited about the Hurricanes. I asked about the depth at RB because I read previously that may have been a concern of his. He sure didn't make it sound that way to me. It would be great to get he and Vick in for a visit together, because I think our chances for getting both would increase tremendously.

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