Johnson Explodes in Week Two, Then Visits

Ronald Johnson made his presence felt in week 1 with jarring hits and great coverage from his DB spot. However, there was a little something missing for the talented prospect: getting his hands on the ball. That wish was granted in week 2 and he made good on the opportunity by torching East Kentwood for 4 touchdowns. Then Sat. he mosied over to Ann Arbor. GBW talked to Johnson about the weekend.

After Muskegon high rolled to a 47-7 victory over Grand Rapids Creston in its opening game a few weeks back, the last thing on Ronald Johnson's mind was how much he didn't touch the ball.  The five-star All-American prospect is the ultimate team-player and was just happy that his squad had won the game and that he felt like his old self after missing the previous year do to a knee injury.  However, as the days passed, the youngster became a little frustrated over his lack of touches.  Instead of complaining about it, he chose to take it out on the Big Reds' week two opponent.

In 49-14 win over East Kentwood, Johnson was simply dazzling.  When the dust settled he had scored four times; two on receptions of 82 and 69 yards, once on an 86 yard run, and once on a 39 yard punt return.  With his five receptions for 176 yards, he finished with over 300 all-purpose yards on the day.

"That was more like it," Johnson said to GoBlueWolverine Sunday night.  "You know I had to go out there and do my thing (laughing).  I wasn't upset or anything after week one.  I was just glad we won.  I knew that I was going to be getting the ball eventually."

With his own game out of the way, Johnson began looking forward to the weekend and his planned trip to Ann Arbor to take in Michigan's opening game against Vanderbilt.  He made it in as scheduled and liked most of what we saw.

"We got in right before the game started, and I spoke to Coach E (defensive coordinator Ron English)" Johnson said.  "It was real nice down there.  The only thing I didn't like was that the corners didn't press much.  I like to press.  We ended up leaving with about three minutes left, so I didn't really get to talk to anyone afterwards. 

"I'm going to make it to another game next week, but I'm not sure which one yet.  I'm going to try to make it to one every week."

"Right now I'm not ready to make a decision," Johnson continued.  "I'm still wide open."

To view free highlights of Johnson's week two performance, click here.  


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