Jamile Johnson is excited about the upcoming season. The talented defensive back from Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff says that it's a very talented group this year, but they have to play as a team to reach their true potential.
"This year's team is probably one of the best team that South Oak Cliff has produced in years," Johnson said. "With all of the FBS caliber athletes we should have success but only if we play as a team. As a unit we are unstoppable."
As a leader for a team with high expectations there is the side that is an honor for Johnson. There is also the reality of the situation when it comes to being a leader on this team. There is a lot of pressure as well.
"Being a leader for South Oak Cliff is simply an honor because of the expectations that are set. Being a leader for this team means to be perfect."
Johnson spent the summer working on his body, mechanics and conditioning. He also put on weight. Now, there are questions by the experts as to which position he should be playing.
"I was mainly working on my hips, speed and conditioning cause most scouts say that I have grown too big for my position. I gained 20 pounds and am 6-foot-1 and 200-pounds now.
"When I was offered by all of these schools I was only 6-foot-0 and 175-pounds. So now everyone is saying that I am too slow and I am going to prove them wrong."
There are at two schools that Johnson is making plans to officially visit. All other schools are being considering, but are on "standby".
The Huskers have an interesting date in September which should be travel friendly for most recruits and be a great game to see. The Nebraska running backs coach has been recruiting Johnson.