Focus '08: Trey Johnson

There are always those hidden gems, those players who go overlooked, or those players who college programs just feel might not fit into their programs. Enter Trey Johnson. He is a player with a lot of ability but not the offers to match-yet.

Trey Johnson plays football for a school that lacks in tradition. In fact, Perth Amboy High school has never taking part of the New Jersey playoff system. Johnson has good size for a running back on the high school level, checking in at 5' 10" weighing around 180 pounds. Johnson re-tuned his body over the last two years dropping about 20 pounds as well as lowering his body fat to the point where he now feels like he is better adapted at taking on tacklers.

Johnson feels like he must have died and went to heaven. Last year was not a very good year for Johnson as he played for a program that chucked the pig skin down field about 42 times a game. He could never get a feel for the game. Then a funny thing happened, the powers to be over at Perth Amboy cleaned house and they bought in a coach that has coach the wrestling team the last 17 years aloong with having a few county championships under his belt. Johnson even considered quitting football and only concentrating on track where excelled in the 100 meter dash posting a 11 flat and the triple where posted jumps of 42 and 43 feet.

Johnson has new hope as Perth Amboy will be putting in an offense that features the offensive line and the running backs. On defense, Johnson will be competing for the free safety position, the position he played his freshmen year.

Some of Johnson's stronger points are his workmen-like approach towards the weight room where benches 230 pounds and has a squat of 415.

Talking to the coaches the thing they like and the one area that has gotten the attention of college recruiters is Johnson's 40 time a 4.45.

Johnson's numbers for the 08 season should look like 1000 yards rushing 15 touchdowns on the way to at least 1 playoff victory and to cap it all off he wants to represent New Jersey/ New York all star game.

Johnson carries a GPA of 3.2 and has no problem going to a academic school if he can't get one of his top choice schools to offer him a scholarship.

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