Ole Miss recruit is gaining interest

Rishaw Johnson (OL, Hammond, LA) - Rishaw Johnson committed to the Rebels after attending the Ole Miss senior camp.And then he got a surprise call.

"Coach Henson (from LSU) called me like three hours after I committed to Ole Miss. He said I had an offer, and it will be official when they get my transcript. It has been hard getting my transcript out of New Orleans. A lot of the computers are down, and it has just been a hassle. But Coach Henson told me to not worry about it, that I have a scholarship waiting on me at LSU."

Does an offer from Johnson's home state school change his status as being committed to the Rebels?

"No sir, I am still committed to Ole Miss. I like their staff a lot. I get a long with them real good, and I love their facilities. Their new indoor facility is great. I just felt at home up there."

Rishaw earned his scholarship from Ole Miss after a great showing at their senior camp; does Johnson have anymore camps on tap this summer?

"I will be attending the FSU camp from July 5-8, and I actually just got back from a camp at Southern Mississippi. After the FSU camp, I will probably go to the LSU camp in July. I might go to the Mississippi State camp in July too. They have been calling, and they said they liked what they saw from my film. But, I doubt I will go to that camp because I think it is held on the same day as the LSU camp."

Many might wonder why a kid who is committed wants to camp at other universities.

"I want to go to as many camps as I can so I can improve my game. You are always learning new techniques and competing against great players at each camp you to go to. I do not look at it as a recruiting trip, or anything like that, I look at it as a way to improve my game."

It is rumored that FSU could be getting close to offering Johnson a scholarship.

"I talked to Coach Mark McKale last week. They said they were going to give me a formal scholarship offer when I come to their camp. They said that was a part of their process. I have been talking to him every week since he came to my practice at Hammond."

Could a FSU offer sway his decision?

"Both FSU and LSU are great schools, but I am happy with my decision."

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