Ohio 2013 Lineman Dual-Sport Standout

Two-sport athletes continue to hit the recruiting scene in 2013 with Ohio lineman Isaiah Johnson getting attention from college coaches in football and basketball. Despite the interest Johnson is unsure where his future may take him.

Standing 6-foot-8 and 280-pounds has made Cincinnati (Ohio) Walnut Hills High School lineman Isaiah Johnson one of the more interesting prospects in Ohio for the recruiting class of 2013.

A standout in basketball along with his improvement on the football field has college coaches from both sports taking notice.

Does Johnson favor one sport over the other when looking ahead to college?

"At this time I really don't know," said Johnson. "Right now Cincinnati, Indiana and West Virginia are some of the schools who have made contact for football. I know my coach is talking with some other schools and I think Michigan State is one of them."

Is he surprised by all the attention he's receiving from football coaches?

"Yes, a little bit," said Johnson. "My first year of playing football was my eighth grade year so I'm still learning."

While staying uncommitted as to the path his future might take him, Johnson knows his concentration is needed on the hardwood as tournament play is just a few weeks away.

"We are 15-2 right now," Johnson continued.

With an average of 17.8 points a game to go with 12.4 rebounds a game, Johnson has already seen Akron offer in hoops with Louisville offering for the gridiron.


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