Nebraska extends verbal offer to MS CB

First there were offers from the in-state schools of Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Then Nebraska came knocking for Johnson and has verbally offered him. The question is though, will Johnson go that far away to school?

Ask who the top players are in the state of Mississippi and you will hear Anthony Johnson's name. He has been recognized by TheInsiders too in the latestSouth Hot 100.

He has two written offers already and has one verbal. "I have written offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Nebraska told me that they were offering, but they haven't sent me the paperwork yet," Johnson said.

Don't expect Nebraska's paperwork to be too far away for Johnson or for a lot more schools to be sending theirs either. Johnson had excellent years last year on both sides of the football for the Jackson (Miss.) Provine standout.

On offense, Johnson caught 24 passes for 639 yards and ten touchdowns. Defensively, he turned in six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Johnson also competes on the track team as a high jumper, long jumper, triple jumper and 4x100 sprinter.

Although he could be recruited for either side of the ball all of the teams to offer so far are offering him as a cornerback. Johnson claims that his strengths playing cornerback are his ability to cover, his speed and his quickness.

When Johnson is on the field there is one player that he would like to emulate. That player is Ty Law with the World Champion New England Patriots. Coincidentally, both Johnson and Law are about the same size and stature right now.

"He (Ty Law) is just a great player. I really like the way that he just plays cornerback."

The summer schedule has begun for Johnson who has camped at Ole Miss already. He has other plans to camp at LSU and Mississippi State.

He admits that he is looking for someone to give him a chance to come in and play immediately. He is also looking for good coaches and a good program.

His current top five is LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn and Alabama. Seeing the schools on his favorites list one has to wonder if distance is a big part of his decision about where to go to college.

"Yes sir. It' really doesn't matter to me, but I would probably stay (close to home)."

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