Is There Anything He Can't Do?

Tejay Johnson is the epitome of the word athlete. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, he can do it all. The junior from Egg Harbor Township High school plays slot receiver, running back and safety for his high school football program. He is making his mark as one of the most versatile prospects in the state of New Jersey for 2010.

The 2nd Team All-Cape Atlantic standout is an asset of tremendous utility who is willing to do whatever it takes for his team to win. "It's not about me. I would rather have a bad day statistically and see a "W" on the scoreboard. It's about the team and getting better" said Johnson.

Johnson also understands the importance of staying active in the offseason. He participates in track and field as well as basketball. "I play basketball to improve my footwork, and run track to improve my speed and confidence. I feel that the relay is helpful because it takes a team effort to win a race increasing my sense of unity and teamwork. Both of these sports help to prepare me for my main sport (football)" Johnson said. He is ranked # 2 in the state in the 100 and 200m and currently leads his basketball team in steals and rebounds per game.

With blazing speed to go along with his athletic frame, team-first mentality, and playmaking ability, Johnson has attracted much interest. "I get the most attention from Rutgers, Penn St. and North Carolina. I took a trip to Rutgers for Jr. Day and I liked it. They have nice facilities. They also invited me down to watch spring practice so I can see how it's done on the college level". Rutgers is his only offer at this point, but Penn Sate and North Carolina are coming on strong. He has already visited Penn State as well and plans to take an unofficial visit to North Carolina.

Johnson's collegiate selection will be based on location, team atmosphere, and academics. He understands the significance of a commitment and will not do so until he has all of his options on the table. "I'm not gonna commit and take back my word so I wanna see what's out there for me first" he said. Johnson finished with a total of 10 touchdowns in 2008.

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