Recently, the Missouri Tigers made the initial cut for a talented and highly sought-after 2013 WR prospect, in Travis Johnson 6'4" 225 4.55 Tampa (FL) Jesuit. Johnson is a big, physical, athletic receiver, who catches the ball well in traffic, and is strong after the catch. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Johnson, and he talked about Missouri, and he updated us on his recruitment.
With more than forty scholarship offers, Johnson has already narrowed his list to include just fifteen of those schools: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Florida, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.
"Missouri has been a pretty good program over the years in winning games," said Johnson. "Now, they're moving on to the SEC. And, they know how to get people to the next level……………………………………….. It was an honor to actually get an offer from them."
Johnson said that he has already visited Florida, Miami (FL), and South Florida. He's planning to visit several schools this summer, including Georgia, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt.
Johnson is the leading rebounder for his high school basketball team, and he has posted a 32" vertical jump in recent testing. Johnson compared catching the football to rebounding the basketball.
"I think they are similar," said Johnson, as he compared catching the football with rebounding the basketball. "It makes you attack the ball with two hands to secure it. That helps with jump balls."
Johnson has been talking with Missouri Assistant Coach Brian Jones. He talked about one particular visit that Coach Jones made to his school.
"Coach Jones came around with the Missouri tour bus," said Johnson. "They pulled that thing up to the school. That was actually pretty cool! No other school has done that!"
Johnson named Michigan State, Missouri, and Vanderbilt as schools that are recruiting him the hardest. He said that it's important to him that schools are communicating with him.
Johnson said that he would likely narrow things down even more this summer. He would like to reach a final decision at the end of the summer or this fall.
ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow Travis Johnson's recruitment.