Sam Johnson (RB/LB, St.Louis, MO) - Sam is a standout player on both sides of the ball. Johnson is receiving interest from schools for both the running back and linebacker positios."> Sam Johnson (RB/LB, St.Louis, MO) - Sam is a standout player on both sides of the ball. Johnson is receiving interest from schools for both the running back and linebacker positios.">

Rebels Lead For Missouri RB/LB

<A HREF="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&nid=1801385">Sam Johnson</A></B> (RB/LB, St.Louis, MO) - Sam is a standout player on both sides of the ball. Johnson is receiving interest from schools for both the running back and linebacker positios.


Player Profile

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 217
40 time: 4.51
Bench: 315
Squat: 550
Clean: 305

Grades: Unsure of GPA but says he is qualified

From: St. Louis, MO
High School: Eureka
(6A)


For the 2004 campaign, Sam rushed the ball 200 times for 1,300 yards and 16 TDs. On defense, Johnson collected 97 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 Int for a TD, and caused 4 forced fumbles. He was selected to the All-State, All-Metro, and All-Conference teams for his play on the field.

Johnson currently has received two offers. "I have been offered by Ole Miss and Michigan State", he said.

"Ole Miss is currently my leader. I have a lot of family in MS and I just really like the state in general." Sam also said that he will be taking official visits to both Ole Miss and Michigan State.

Sam has had one opportunity to speak to Ole Miss Head Coach Ed Orgeron. "Coach Orgeron seems to be a real nice guy. He wants me to play RB at Ole Miss and has said that I would fit in nicely."

The two position star also had a few things to say about Michigan State. "Coach Smith is a great guy. I've had a couple opportunities to speak to him and he wants me to play LB at Michigan State. I prefer LB over RB, but Ole Miss is still my leader and I just want the opportunity to play, no matter what position it is."

What factors will play into his decision? Johnson said, "I want to go to a school where I can get a good education and play for a quality, hard nosed football program. I want to be able to play and learn all at the same time."

So far, Johnson hasn't taken any unofficial visits, but he will attend camps this summer. "I'll be going to Central Missouri State with my teammates for a camp. I'll also be going to Iowa and Missouri."

As the recruiting season heats up and he enters his senior season, this star RB/LB should receive much more attention from schools.



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