Johnson still favors the Huskers

The new thing is "plug and play" players. The athletes. Players that are tall enough and athletic enough to where they would translate to playing more than one position and in some cases on different sides of the ball. Such is the case with this Dallas athlete. He will be playing both ways this fall and could play offense, cornerback or safety in college.

Dallas (Texas) James Madison has some talent this year. Besides the headliner, Shawnbrey McNeil, they also have a very talented cornerback/safety in Larry Johnson. Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound athlete with 4.4/40 speed.

"The summer went fine," Johnson said. "I really spent the summer working on being better at catching the ball. That was to help pick off the ball. I want more interceptions."

All players want to get back on the field for one reason or another. Johnson wanted to get back out there because he wanted to hit again. "I have been looking forward to the season. We've been out there hitting for a while now."

To date, there are three offers that have been extended to Johnson. However, a fourth one could be coming very soon. "Recruiting is going fine. I have three offers. They're from Nebraska, Houston and Baylor. Texas A&M is talking about offering me."

The summers, for some, don't always go the way that they want them to. Time always seems to be an issue. "I was supposed to go up to a camp in Lincoln, but I didn't get a chance to go. I ended up going to Baylor and Oklahoma State camps."

"Baylor was good. It was different. They were showing me different ways to play the cornerback position. They suggested a different stance and to play off. I can play off, but I am best when I am jamming my receiver."

"Oklahoma State was alright. My coach wanted me to go both ways at the Oklahoma State camp because I am going to play some offense this year. I didn't get that chance though. I didn't get an offer from them."

While Nebraska didn't get a chance to see Johnson this summer it is almost a foregone conclusion that they will this fall. When Johnson sets up that visit, chances are that he won't be traveling alone from James Madison.

"Since I didn't get a chance to go to Nebraska's camp I would like to take an early official up there. I haven't set a date up yet. Louisiana Tech wants me to come and visit them too."

"I will get up there to see one of the games in Lincoln. I need to talk to one of my teammates about it because he wants to get up there too. Shawnbrey McNeil and I will probably make that trip together."

Johnson saw Baylor and met with the Oklahoma State coaches at a traveling camp this summer, but one team is still standing out to him and for good reason. "Nebraska is still my leader. I like their defense. They do a lot of man coverage and I like that. They're physical too."

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