Texas Star has two Academy Offers

It was an exciting week for Brenndan Johnson of Reicher Catholic High School in Waco, Texas. The 5-foot-11, 172-pound defensive back received one expected offer from Navy and one unexpected offer from Army. Then Johnson received a third offer from in-state Stephen F. Austin by week's end.

"Navy's Coach Yokitis called telling me that the entire staff watched my evaluation film together and they all loved it," Johnson told GoMids.com. "The offer was at defensive back. He mentioned being impressed with my ball skills and how easily I made plays all over the field. They also really liked my speed and versatility.

"I've been taking to Navy since late February, but I was blown away by the offer. Navy is one of the best schools in the country as far as academics plus they have a pretty good football team. I'm honor. To receive an offer from Navy, it shows that I'm excelling in football and the classroom. I'd like to take an unofficial this summer. Right now, I'm looking at the camp dates. If not, I'll take an official visit this fall.

"I have an uncle in the military. I saw all of the positive changes it made in his life. I think the Navy-Army game is one of the better rivalry games in the country. I love all of the tradition. I've been keeping up with Navy football and let them know I was interested after watching the Armed Forces Bowl win over Middle Tennessee State."

Johnson said Army's offer from assistant coach, Todd Spencer came two days after Navy's and was "completely out of the blue". He's also hearing from Baylor, where his father played, Air Force, Yale, Texas Tech, Houston, and Northern Illinois.

"When I go to make my decision [on college] I'm going to see which one will help me have a better life after football," he said. "With football, I want to go into a good opportunity to see playing time. I don't want to be there asking myself if I will ever get on the field. I don't really like sitting on the bench. The next thing is the school's atmosphere and do I see myself fitting in. I'm not too worried about the location."

Johnson was made All-District at wide receiver and cornerback for his junior season at Reicher Catholic. On defense he had 82 tackles and five interceptions and 28 catches for 493 yards on offense. His father, Kendrick Bell, was a corneback at Baylor and his uncle, Terrence Murphy, was an All-American wide receiver at Texas A&M.

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