Athletic quarterbacks have become common on the college football landscape. Chris Johnson is among the best duel-threat quarterbacks in New Jersey. As a junior, Johnson threw for over 1,900 yards, 17 touchdowns with an additional 6 more on the ground, and 10 INTs. Although he defines himself as a dropback QB, he states that he has enough athleticism to gain yards on the run.
Before the start of his senior season, he would like to have a decision on a school. In order to make an early decision, he is planning on making a lot of unofficial visits between now and the beginning of the football season. Some of the schools that he will definitely visit are Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, and Rutgers.
In order to arrive at a decision, Johnson will use the below criteria:
- Graduation rate of student-athletes - How many graduate from the major sports.
- Strong program in his major - He would like to major in Sports Management or Business. He would like to own his own business such as a sports cafe or bar.
- Program - facilities and overall program.
Johnson has the following to say about his favorites:
- Rutgers -" I met all of the staff members at their camp. They are teachers, who teach the little things to make you a better player. I met the head coach at Junior Day and he appears to be a good person with a good personality." "They have a lot of living alumni. If I graduate from the school, I would have a very good chance of getting a good job."
- Connecticut - "Another team with a good coaching staff. Good outgoing people. I visited the school for a football game so I have not had a chance to go around the school because the team's games are not where the school is."
- Virginia - "I have not had a chance to visit the school. But I am looking to go to their camp. They have a new recruiting coach who introduce himself to me. He seems like a nice guy."
During the summer, Johnson will attend Rutgers for camp for the third straight year. The Connecticut camp is during his finals but he would like to attend their camp. If there is time and opportunity, he would like to also attend the University of Virginia's camp. Johnson will also attend the Scout All-American Combine.