Johnson Has Impressive List of Early Offers

The state of Kentucky continues to produce some top talent year in and year out. This season Fort Campbell, Ky. is home to one of the nation's top athletes, Micah Johnson. At 6-2, 260 pounds, Johnson is a load on the football field and plenty of top schools are taking notice.

Micah Johnson had quite an impressive junior season.

"I had 121 carries for 1,249 yards and 17 touchdowns," said Johnson. "I also had 11 catches for 173 yards. On defense I had 173 tackles and three sacks."

Johnson is such a good athlete that he could play a number of positions on the field. We asked Johnson which side of the ball he preferred.

"I'm not really sure," he said. "I like both sides of the ball. Some schools are talking about using me as a single back. I also like playing defense so I'm not sure where I'll end up in college."

The good news for Johnson is he will have his choice of top colleges to attend.

"Michigan, Louisville, Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia have offered me," said Johnson. "Notre Dame, USC, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Syracuse, Tennessee, Penn State and Ohio State are some of the other schools that are recruiting me."

The top prospect says he'll likely be visiting some schools in the near future.

"I've only been to one camp and that was at (Virginia) when I was a freshman," said Johnson. "My team goes to Kentucky's camp this year. I'm planning on going to Notre Dame's junior day on the 27th. I also might go to Kentucky's junior day."

We asked Johnson if he had an interest in Notre Dame.

"Yeah I do," he said. "I like their tradition there. It's obviously a great academic school. They have a new coaching staff so I'm looking forward to getting to know them."

The Wildcats might have the inside track for Johnson's signature, however.

"My brother signed with Kentucky a few years ago," Johnson said. "That could be a big influence in my decision. I also liked Miami and Michigan growing up. I'm really wide open right now. I don't really have any favorites."

We asked Johnson what would be important to him when choosing a school.

"I think academics will be a huge factor," Johnson said. "Tradition of the school will also be important. I want to be part of a family environment. Also, I want to find a coaching staff that is real genuine."

Any chance Johnson will decide early?

"I think I'm going to take all my visits," Johnson said when asked when he might decide. "It's a huge decision and I don't want any regrets. I'm going to take as much time as I need to."

Comments: Johnson said he wasn't sure of his core g.p.a. at this time. He did say he struggled a bit as a freshman, but he's made big strides academically since then. He seems very wide open and one has to think he has some interest in Notre Dame or he wouldn't be attending junior day. We'll check back with Johnson after junior day to get his reaction to Notre Dame. Top Stories