Sophomore Johnson hears from Bears

Missouri State Coach Pete Badovinac was in North Little Rock checking out practice at Central Arkansas Christian High School. He spent time watching several prospects including Joshua Johnson.

Missouri State Coach Pete Badovinac was in North Little Rock checking out practice at Central Arkansas Christian High School. He spent time watching several prospects including Joshua Johnson.

Sophomore wide receiver Joshua Johnson was a big time contributor last season despite not being the number one option at receiver.

“Last year I had 530 yards and seven touchdowns,” said Johnson. “So I had a decent year. But we had a senior in front of me so I only got the ball 23 times. Next year I will easily surpass those stats.”

Johnson, 6-foot, 170-pounds has many of the skills that coaches look for when they scout receiver prospects even though he’s just about to enter his junior year of high school.

“I think I’m the type of receiver that can get off the press coverage and run crisp routes under presser. I can also block very strongly,” he continued.

A handful of schools are already showing interest in Johnson, including Missouri State.

“I’ve heard from Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas, Nebraska and now Missouri State,” he said.

So where does Missouri State fit in right now?

“I think Missouri State has an explosive offense. I could fit perfectly with them,” he said.

Johnson didn’t get to talk with Coach Badovinac, but he would like to get to the Springfield campus.

“I didn’t get to speak with the coach because I’m only a sophomore. But if I get invited on a visit I will most definitely come on a visit,” he finished.

Bear Boulevard and Scout will keep you updated on Joshua Johnson.

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