Johnny Sears Ready for Visit; Shoots Some Hoops

Defensive back commitment <b>Johnny Sears</b> from Edison High School in Fresno, Calif. was originally scheduled to take his official visit to Michigan in December. He had to reschedule for this weekend and is now set. <br><br> Sears also plays guard for the Tiger basketball team so GoBlueWolverine Magazine went to see him play Wednesday night. He talked about the upcoming visit. <br>

Johnny Sears drives to the basket during Edison's game against Fresno.
Defensive back Johnny Sears will be off to Michigan Thursday evening; he is finally taking his official visit to the U-M campus. "I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "I want to meet my boy Braylon (Edwards), he had a great year and he was awesome in the Rose Bowl, it's too bad they lost."

While the 6 foot 0, 175-pound Sears' sports future is on the gridiron, he is also a talented basketball player. He plays guard for the Tigers, primarily at the two position, but sometimes he plays the point, Edison head coach Ron Gonzalez said. Edison took on the Fresno Warriors Wednesday and handled them easily. Sears showed the same speed and quickness on the baksetball court as he does on the field. He also showed off his jumping ability by dunking a ball during warm-ups.

Sears goes up for the score.
Cal-Berkeley head coach Jeff Tedford was in the stands and it turns out another Edison football star also plays on the basketball team. Defensive back Robert Peele told GoBlueWolverine Magazine that he is going to commit to Cal, and even told Tedford as much. "I had a great visit and I'm going to pick Cal," he said. "I'm going to take my visit to Arizona just to make sure, but it's probably Cal."

Tedford spoke briefly with Peele after the game and said hi to Sears. Is Cal still after the Michgian commit? "Yeah, they're still talking to me," Sears said. "But I just listen, I'm going to Michigan and that's it."

Sears shows off his leaping ability by dunking a basketball during warm-ups.
The Edison football season ended with a 14-7 loss to Clovis-West in the CIF Central Section Division 1 quarterfinals. However, his high school football career was not quite finished as he was chosen to play in the Prep Bowl along with teammate Peele. "I won the MVP award to the game," Sears said. "I think I'm going to play in the Shrine Game too, but I don't know too much about that. The CaliFlorida people never contacted me, I don't know why."

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