2012 San Antonio CB generating interest

San Antonio Jefferson cornerback Prentiss Johnson is hearing from several schools and with good reason. He's a shutdown corner who can also make a difference in the return game. Find out which programs are in contact with the up-and-coming junior.

"I'm getting mail from SMU, Purdue, Alabama, LSU, Louisville, UCLA, Mississippi State, Kansas, and Stanford," said junior Prentiss Johnson. "I have letters from all of those schools right here."

Johnson was held out of the first two games this season as a precaution and the Mustangs have struggled in his absence. San Antonio Jefferson is 0-3 entering District 29-4A play this week, but the chances are good for a win this week vs. Lanier, which is also winless at this juncture.

"I didn't play until last week," said Johnson. "On a play a few weeks ago, I felt a pop and I was diagnosed with a slight shoulder tear. I was able to come back quickly though.

"I'm just trying to make a good impact for my team. I had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown in our last game.

"They (Lehman HS) kicked it deep to the left side of the field and after I caught it, I ran to the right side where we had a wall set up.

"I saw a hole and cut back through it. There were only two defenders there and I got past them and then put a move on the punter."

Why have the Mustangs gotten off to a slow start?

"Our offense hasn't been that great," Jefferson stated. "We're not pushing it down the field. We have a young sophomore quarterback who is still adjusting to being the starter, and our junior backup is out after getting hurt in practice."

Last year, Jefferson began the year 2-4 before bouncing back and winning its final four regular season games.

Johnson attended SMU camp last summer and made a good impression on the staff.

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