Johnson 'very solid'

When Byhalia Offensive Lineman Davion Johnson gave his commitment to Ole Miss back on January 29th of 2012, he was rock solid and has remained so.

"We were sold when we first went to Junior Day on January 28th," said Tammie Johnson, Davion's mother, who accompanied Davion on his official visit to Ole Miss this weekend. "Since Davion called and committed, there have been no second thoughts or anything.

"It (his recruitment) was over and we're just as happy today as we were the day he committed."

For Tammie - she insisted we call her Tammie - it was all about a feeling.

"We felt the love. We felt the family aspect. We felt the unity," she continued, "but that's not what won me completely over.

"When I talked to Coach (Hugh) Freeze, I knew he was a man who puts God first. That's the way we live our lives and that's very important to me as a parent. This is the environment I want my child to be in and there was no question about that."

Tammie said the weekend was somewhat of an eye-opener for her in another regard.

"The excitement around this class of recruits is unbelievable. I'm very excited with the way recruiting is going and I really anticipate us, Ole Miss, getting some more great recruits between now and signing day," she added. "This has been a wonderful experience and it just made me love Oxford and Ole Miss more."

In fact, Tammie said she is considering making a move to Oxford in the near future.

"I have two younger children and Oxford would be a great place to raise them, I know," she closed. "Even though we're close now and will be able to see Davion play every week, it would be nice to also live in Oxford."

Davion was also recruited heavily by Alabama, but after he made his decision to become a Rebel, nothing else appealed to him.

Johnson, a 6-4 1/2 315-pounder, turned 19 Saturday. His birthday "present" was his official visit to his future home.

OM Spirit Top Stories