Star JUCO QB Talks Visits and Favorites

Reedley, CA JUCO QB <b>Robert Johnson</b> recently spoke with Raider Power about his season and his official visit agenda.

The four-star QB and his team have gotten off to a 2-1 start in their mission to repeat as 2002 JUCO National Champions. Robert Johnson blew up in his first game, going 23-30 for 410 yards, passing for two touchdowns and rushing for one. Reedley suffered a 35-10 setback in their following game against Santa Rosa JUCO, where their star QB was slowed by a sprained shoulder which limited him to only 135 passing yards. This injury forced Johnson to miss their third game against Contra Costa JUCO, but Reedley managed to pick-up the slack for their injured leader and won the game.

Rest assured, the 6-2, 195 pound blue-chipper said the injury wasn't that serious and that he'll be ready to play for his team's next game.

Back to recruiting...

Johnson lists Texas Tech, Tennessee, Kansas State and Washington as his top four in no particular order. Earlier, the JUCO signal-caller stated Texas Tech and K. State were his top two, but he's looking at the aforementioned four now. He also told Raider Power in an earlier update that he'd like to take a couple of official visits, one to Texas Tech and the other to Kansas State...

Is this still the case?

"No, I plan on officially visiting all of my top four teams before I make my decision," said the dual-threat QB.

[Last time Raider Power caught up with Johnson, we were not able lock him down for an official visit to Lubbock on the October 10-12 weekend.]

So, at this point, what does his official visit schedule look like?

"I have only one visit scheduled so far, and that is to Texas Tech on October, 11th," the Cali standout said. "I will visit the other three schools after my season is over."

Red Raider fans have got to be ecstatic about that.

Asked if some of his teammates -- the guys being recruited by Texas Tech -- will accompany him to Lubbock on the October 10th weekend, Johnson said, "Yes, Marcus Campbell, Sylvester Brinkley and Charlie Glover are all coming with me on the 11th to take their official visits to Texas Tech."

Red Raiders fans can officially get their respective groove on because Mike Leach and Gang have got it going on. And, don't be surprised to see a total of ten different JUCO studs making an official visit to Lubbock for the Texas Tech-Iowa State game or more. Looks as if the JUCO Party is coming along just fine.

Back to Johnson and his thoughts on Tech...

"I really like the Texas Tech offense, how they use their quarterbacks and how they spread the ball around to all of their receivers. They told me I would have a chance to compete for the starting QB job if I go to Tech. I really like to compete and I want to play with the best players on the field."




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