San Antonio Area Linebacker On SMU's Radar

Converse Judson LB Justin Johnson visited SMU earlier this spring. Is he interested in what the Mustangs have to offer? Come inside to find out!

Converse Judson always seems to be on the top teams in the San Antonio area. In fact, the Rockets have appeared in 11 state title games with six wins.

So it comes as no surprise that SMU running backs coach Wes Suan, who recruits the San Antonio area, is trying to target more players from Converse Judson including linebacker Justin Johnson.

"I talked to Coach Suan when I was down at their junior day," he said. "I didn't get to talk to him for a long time, but he said he liked my film and wanted to see me in the spring. I haven't heard from him yet so we'll see how it goes."

While on the Hilltop, Johnson enjoyed touring the campus and facilities but did not feel he got an in-depth look at everything. Because of this Johnson says he still needs to do more research and would like to visit SMU again.

"I went with a couple of my teammates, but we didn't feel like we got as much information as we would have liked since there were so many other guys there," Johnson said. "I think I need to find out more about SMU because right now, I don't know a lot. I hope to visit sometime this spring and will be there for a camp in June.

"But I really did like seeing everything. I thought the campus and the facilities were really nice. I also like how highly they talked about the academics and since the school is small, the professors are really hands on."

The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder currently holds an offer from Nevada and has been invited to Boise State's junior day and camps at Baylor and Oklahoma State.

Johnson believes he will pick up more offers this spring and is focused on getting faster and stronger for his final year at Converse Judson after racking up 121 tackles last season and earning first team all-district honors.

"A lot of teams want to come watch me this spring," he said. "I've just been trying to go out to camps to show what I can do. I've been working a lot on my speed and agility. My goal next year is obviously to help my team win state."

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