Claude Johnson a Top Recruit

Arkansas Head Coach Bobby Petrino has been clearly making a big impact with in-state recruits and one of the best in the country in 2010 will be Pine Bluff quarterback Claude Johnson. He is pretty high on Arkansas for the time being, but will a program like OU have what it takes to pry him out-of-state?

Class of 2010 star Claude Johnson, a 6-foot-0, 195-pound quarterback from Pine Bluff High in Ark., was one of the to performers at the Arkansas camp.

"It has showed me how much different college ball is from high school," Johnson said of the camp experience. "It is a lot of hard work, and I was up there trying to learn some of it."

The opportunity to attend the camp at Arkansas gave Johnson the chance to see if he fits in with the Hogs.

"It is a great opportunity," Johnson admitted. "Like I said they teach me a lot of things I really did not know, and coming to the camp is going to help me with my season."

Johnson feels like he is a balanced player out on the field.

"I am a leader and I will lead the team with my feet or my arm and I will try to do whatever it takes to win," Johnson said calmly about his strengths. "I do not really pattern myself after anyone."

"We run a spread offense and we throw the ball around a lot. Running the spread helps me a lot. If I see one linebacker in the box then I know that I can make my move on him and get out."

Johnson will receive an abundance of recruiting attention, but some schools that he mentioned that have grabbed his attention are schools like Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas.

"I am just taking whoever sends me letters and showing me interest, then I am showing them interest too."

Johnson seems to put the Hogs at the top of his list for now, but he is not ruling anyone else out at this point.

"Arkansas kind of sticks out. I am from Arkansas, so I would love to play here, but I would love to play for any big school."


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