Huskers offer tall DB from Dallas

The trend has moved to taller defensive backs to defend the much taller wide receivers. There is very good one in Dallas that few know about. Nebraska is one of the schools that have offered and he considers Nebraska his "biggest" offer yet. Plans are in motion for him to attend camp and if everything is just right then he will be a Husker.

When many are asked about Dallas (Texas) James Madison they probably mention Shawnbrey McNeil. However, there is another there by the name of Larry Johnson that people need to know about. The tall defensive back has been having a busy spring with coaches coming by to see him.

"The spring is going pretty good," Johnson said. "We don't have a spring ball at James Madison. We have work outs right now. But, we have our off-season during the summer with two a days before the fall. I will also have seven on seven this summer."

Johnson has the height that many teams covet at the defensive back position. At 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds, he also has the speed that you need with a 4.45/40. Johnson has played multiple positions in the defensive backfield which also adds the value of having a player like that on your team.

"I played cornerback last year. I had 32 tackles and two interceptions. I only allowed two touchdowns on my side of the field last year. I also had a lot of break-ups. I won first team all-district as a cornerback and as a sophomore I won second team all-district as a free safety."

While it seems that Johnson is a natural at both positions in the defensive secondary he does have a preference as to which one he would like to play. Most schools see it his way too. "I prefer cornerback. I feel more comfortable playing corner and that is the position that most schools are recruiting me to play."

As of right now Johnson is sitting on three offers, but one is definitely the biggest to him. "I have three offers. My biggest offer is from Nebraska. I have an offer from Midwestern State and Houston too. I really think a lot about that Nebraska offer."

The Nebraska offer has Johnson thinking about taking a trip up to see Nebraska this summer. Once he goes to camp, of everything falls into place, he could leave town as a commit. "I am going to take a visit to Nebraska on June 22. If everything goes right I am going to commit. I'll just commit to them at camp."

Johnson believes that he has the skills that you need to play cornerback. He likes the idea of breaking up plays and making plays of his own at corner. "Corner is a great position for me because I have the height, the ability and the speed to play it. The defense is really centered around good defensive backs. I get to break up a lot of plays and make plays of my own."

When it comes to picking out a school Johnson is going to be looking at academics first. There is another long-term goal that Johnson would like to make which has him giving back to the school where he is today. "I am looking for the best academic school. I am planning on majoring in Political Science because I want to come back to my school and be a teacher."

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