Capitol WR to visit SMU

SMU is looking for a few good wide receivers to fill out its recruiting class and one that the Mustangs hope to land is Nyle Johnson from Capitol High School in Baton Rouge. Johnson, who already has an offer from the Mustangs, will visit the campus next week. Is there a chance that he could commit?

With 13 commitments already on board, SMU is now looking for certain positions - including wide receiver - to round out the class and the Mustangs will receive an unofficial visit from Capitol (Baton Rouge) WR Nyle Johnson in the near future.

Johnson, a 6-foot-0, 185-pounder with 4.4 speed, has offers from SMU, Tulane, ULM, Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois, Arkansas State, and Alabama State.

"I'm going to SMU next week," said Johnson. "I'm going to meet the staff and see the campus and visit with my former teammate at U-High, Robert Lloyd."

Is there a chance that Johnson could commit during the visit or shortly thereafter?

"I'm planning to stick it out and wait until after my senior season (to commit)," he said. "I'm going to see what all offers come through. I don't have an actual top three schools, but the best schools that are recruiting me are SMU, Tulane, and UConn."

This summer, Johnson has balanced a great deal of work with a little pleasure - most notably a cruise to Cozumel - mixed in for good measure.

"That cruise was the break I needed," said Johnson, who has been juggling summer league baseball with football workouts and 7-on-7 competition. "I went parasailing for the first time, went snorkeling, went canoeing. Basically, it was just good to spend time with my family. After I returned, it was straight back to work though."

Johnson and his teammates recently reached the semifinals of a 7-on-7 tourney hosted by Vanderbilt. On Monday, Johnson concluded football camp at the University of Alabama.

"I did good," he said. "It was an excellent camp. It was great to experience Alabama and all they have to offer. I worked with both the defensive backs and the wide receivers while I was there and it was great working with Coach Saban - getting a feel for what it's like to play for a coach of his caliber.

"After I visit SMU, it's off to Houston for their camp. I've had a lot of ripping and running with football this summer, but I like it. When I get back, we have boot camp at Capitol. It's three-a-day practices and we spend the night in either the weight room or the locker room. It's just like a real boot camp."

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