Recruiting: Top Texas Junior Safety Prospect

With senior prospects scattered across the United States at three different all-star games and not easily reached by phone and the holidays keeping other seniors active and away from recruiting a little during the dead period we decided to jump into the junior class. Safety Victor Johnson of Waco, Texas, is one of, if not, the best at his position for next season.

The 6-1, 180-pound Johnson was part of a Waco team that lost to LaMarque 34-14 in the Class 4A Division II state championship game. The last touchdown for Waco was a sign of what may be coming their way next season.

"That was my fifth interception of the season and I took that one to the house," Johnson said of his touchdown in the title game.

Johnson accumulated right at 100 tackles this season with five interceptions, eight fumbles caused, and three fumbles recovered. He says he can run in the 4.4 range in the 40.

"I'm equally physical and can cover receivers," Johnson said when asked about his best attribute. "I can play free or strong safety. I've played both but I think I might be a little better at free safety. That is where I have played the most."

Now for the all important question as Johnson starts looking toward becoming a senior prospect and the real start of recruiting.

"I'm really wide open," he said. "I've been getting mail and stuff from a lot of schools. I like Texas and Miami a little, but I'm open. I'm looking for a place that I can play and can get along with everybody. I'm looking for the best place for me."

He's not sure about camps this spring and summer except he is positive that he wants to be at the All-American Camp.

Away from football and track, which he runs sprints, he says he just likes to hang out with friends and family and play a little hoop. His opportunities for free time will soon be cut into until he makes his collegiate decision because Johnson is set to be chased by Oklahoma State and a bunch of other Division I schools.

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