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.