Team Alabama: Justin Johnson

Hoover High School wide receiver Justin Johnson, a Mississippi State commitment, will have one last chance to shine in his high school career when his Alabama all-star team plays the Mississippi all-star team in the AL-MS All-Star Game this coming Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Name: Justin Johnson
  • Classification: 2015
  • High School: Hoover (AL) High School
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-4, 215
  • Ranking: 3-Star
  • Schools Of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State

  • "It is an honor (to be playing for my home state) and I'm excited about it," said Johnson.

    He was a little surprised that he made the prestigious team.

    "I wasn't really thinking about it because it was during the season," said Johnson. "My head coach came and told me that I had been selected during practice one day. I was excited about it."

    Johnson helped lead his Hoover High School team to the state championship, going 12-2 for the season.

    "My season started off kind of slow because I didn't get as many balls (thrown my way) as last year but we got the W and that is all that matters," said Johnson.

    His future team, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, are also having a great season, ranked 7th in the nation and playing in the Orange Bowl. Despite continued recruiting attention, Johnson is rock solid with his commitment to Mississippi State.

    "Kentucky is still looking at me a little bit but my recruitment is over with because I know where I am going," said Johnson.

    He will see his Mississippi State recruiting coach and future position coach this coming weekend.

    "I talked to Coach (Geoff) Collins yesterday," said Johnson. "He said him and (wide receivers) Coach (Billy) Gonzales are supposed to be coming down to my home this weekend."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

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