"It went great," added Devin Johnson. "I loved being out there. I could definitely see myself being an Ole Miss Rebel."
Devin was hosted by a player at Ole Miss that he knew from back home in California.
"Jonathan Cornell was my host. We met during a passing league tournament last year. He was out there just to watch. We started talking back then, so it was good to see him again. He is cool. He showed me around and pretty much introduced me to everyone around there."
It was homecoming at Ole Miss and the fans were a selling point for Devin.
"I did not know how into football their fans are. I did not know it was anything like that. The coaches are good people too. They were really cool, same goes for the players. The fans and their people, just the overall atmosphere, was what really stood out the most about Ole Miss for me."
The coaches laid out a plan on how they planed to use Devin if he inked with the Rebels.
"I really liked their coaches. They showed me some stuff that I never knew about playing linebacker. They showed me I can be a big difference for their team. They made me feel good about coming to Ole Miss."
The coaches at Ole Miss had one simple message for Johnson.
"They just talked about me really thinking hard about Ole Miss. They really/really want me to sign with them. They talked about the town and how I would fit in. This definitely puts Ole Miss in the front now. They are definitely in the front."
What did Devin observe by watching the Rebels practice and play in a game?
"I was watching them practice. That was really cool. When I went to the game, they kept telling me that it was not a big game for them, but it was huge to me. That was a great atmosphere and game. They shut them out. I just watched their linebackers and how big of a part they play on their team."
Johnson has had to make some adjustments this season at Citrus, as he moved from his natural position (DE) to linebacker. He still has produced 38 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery with both of those going for touchdowns through four games of action.
"It has been a learning experience playing outside linebacker, but I love it, I really do. Pretty much most of the schools are telling me that I am going to play LB. USC is telling me they do not know yet. But I am going to most likely play linebacker on the next level so I am going in with that mindset."
Ole Miss, Arizona State, Kansas State, Oregon, Nebraska, Utah, and Southern Cal have offered.