Arp (TX) wide receiver Sedrick Johnson is working through the dog days of August preseason practices and provided insight into the Tigers' workouts so far.
"It's hot," joked the 6-foot-4, 200-pound four star receiver.
On more serious matters, the Texas A&M signee has lost his quarterback for a few weeks which is forcing the Tigers to implement plan B for the meantime.
"Our quarterback has mono and isn't practicing," Johnson said. "He'll be out for the first couple of games. We hope to get him back for the first district game."
Johnson said Arp should be in fine hands with senior Eric Wafford taking the reins of the offense.
"We'll be fine with Eric," Johnson explained. "He played quarterback his sophomore year. He's a senior and he knows what to do."
The change at quarterback hasn't slowed down the blue chip receiver. Johnson has been working hard at improving his route running and acceleration coming out of his cuts. With his size and leaping ability, he's looking to round out his skill set, not that college coaches haven't already flocked to Arp, Texas to recruit the talented pass catcher.
The Texas A&M signee continues to hear from college suitors despite his commitment to the Aggies earlier this summer, most notably LSU, Michigan, and Arizona State. While Johnson says he's a solid Texas A&M commitment, he wants to visit a few schools to have a comparison and make sure that Aggieland is the place for him.
"I'm still solid to A&M. I just feel like I'm an Aggie," Johnson explained. "I just want to see other schools and make sure I've done my research."
Johnson would like to visit LSU, Michigan, and Arizona State, and tentatively has one unofficial visit scheduled.
"I'm setting up a trip to LSU to watch them play Florida," Johnson said. "I haven't scheduled anything else yet."
Johnson also plans to see a lot more of Texas A&M in the fall, and says his focus will be the Aggies.
"I'll be coming down to see the basketball coach and I know I'll be at the Texas game and I'll try to make it down for another game," Johnson said. "It's about Texas A&M. That's where I plan go and I'll be following them closely and doing my research. Going on a couple of visits to other schools will confirm my decision. This is more about A&M than the other schools."
So how are the Texas A&M coaches reacting to the news that he plans to take visits to other schools?
"The coaching staff has been real with me from day one," Johnson said. "I've been open and honest with them and they understand. They would prefer that I don't take visits, but I told them I'm an Aggie and they said okay."
Arp faces Edgewood in the team's season opener on August 31.
Aggie WR still "doing research"
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