Eden Prairie defensive end Jermaine Johnson went to his second camp at Minnesota this past weekend and really had a strong performance. GopherDigest caught up with Johnson to learn more.
"I thought I did better than the fist time I camped today," Johnson said to GopherDigest on Sunday following camp. "At the senior day camp in June, I think I did pretty well. Today was better though as I was moving my feet and using my hands a lot more."
Working with the Gopher coaches was a highlight for the Eden Prairie defensive end.
"It was great. I think we had a better connection today as I feel more comfortable asking him questions and what I can fix, and I think he's more comfortable on how to help me. One on one's went better than last time I visited as I knew what to expect this time. I also have been practicing on my hand movement and I know I can use that to my advantage so I can dominate with my speed. Phelps and I talked after he was complimenting me on hand movements and my motor skills."
Johnson has a few things he's working on for this upcoming season.
"I think I'll primarily be playing defensive end this year and that's what my team wants me at," Johnson explained. "I think they'll most likely stand me up so I can be explosive on my pass rush and help on the run too."
An offer from the Gophers would be a game changer for Johnson.
"It would mean the world to me," Johnson said about a Minnesota offer. "Minnesota is my dream school as to be honest, I'd like the Gophers over Ohio State any day. I have a really good friend of mine in Carter Coughlin coming here next year and I know a few other commits coming as well. I really just like the whole program."
Johnson was an elite camper at Minnesota
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