RECRUITING: Abiline athlete does it all

Abiline, Texas athlete Marcus Johnson talks about his favorites and recent visit to Norman

MARCUS JOHNSON, ATH, 6'1 ½, 180, 4.4, ABILENE, TEXAS:

Marcus has emerged as one of the best pure athletes in Texas as he is a dominating quarterback performer in high school, but stands a good chance to move to wide receiver in college.

Johnson lettered at wide receiver as a freshman, started and wide receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback last season.

"I will play quarterback again this year, but to be honest I am not sure which position I like best," said Johnson. "I am really trying to figure all that out. Even my sophomore year I also got a chance to play defense and that seemed to be a good fit for me as well. I have several colleges recruiting me and most of them are recruiting me as a wide receiver, but a couple of teams are recruiting me at quarterback."

"I want to play a position where I can eventually play some pro ball. I am the type of person who wants to make an impact on offense and I want the ball."

Johnson has participated with Abilene in several seven-on-seven camps and he has played baseball all summer where he is a pitcher/centerfielder.

Johnson can bench 315 pounds and he has a 435-pound squat. Johnson has been offered by 14 schools at this point, but he has certainly narrowed down his selections.

"I am still open to all schools right now, because I am not even sure what position I want to play and that would determine where I go to school," said Johnson.

"I just back from Oklahoma on an unofficial visit and I loved it there. Oklahoma seemed just like my hometown and I just felt at home there and I really enjoyed myself. Oklahoma is recruiting me to play wide receiver. I have also visited Texas Tech, Texas and Texas A&M and I am close to visiting Alabama.

"I like Texas as well, but I want to point out again that I am open to everybody and I don't have a favorite at this time."

Johnson has qualified.

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