Tech in on Big-time Prospect

Once known for producing big time tailbacks, the Piney Woods of East Texas is now producing some big time Wide Receivers as well. 6'4, 196 pound Sedrick Johnson is the next big prospect to come out of East Texas. Scout.com caught up with the talented WR to get an update on his recruitment status.

WR Sedrick Johnson out of Arp, Texas has been getting a lot of love from college programs around the nation. Attending a small 2A high school has not been a setback for Johnson, who has garnered offers from Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech and has received lots of interest from USC and LSU.

Johnson has shown that he has what it takes to make the jump to the college level. A four year starter for the Tigers, Johnson boasts a 4.6 forty time and a very impressive 40 inch vertical leap.

As a junior, Sedrick was named 2nd team all-state as he helped AHS to a 7-3 record. Over the course of the season, he hauled in 38 passes for over 1030 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2005, Johnson was named 1st team all-district.

Sedrick's exceptional athleticism has also translated into success on the hardwood. As a sophomore, he was voted Texas' MVP for Class 2A. During the past season, he received first-team all-state honors and was named District 19-2A's MVP.

Texas Tech's coaching staff has taken note of Johnson's talent and feel that he would be a great fit with the offense's unique style.

"My size and leaping ability are my two biggest strengths. If it's a jump ball I feel like it's my ball, and I am going to come down with it," replied Johnson when asked about the best parts of his game.

Over the summer, Sedrick will focus on increasing his speed and becoming a more efficient route runner.

Look for a busy summer from him as he plans on participating in 7-on-7s as well as attending camps at Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Michigan.

Johnson, who will major in history, notes that the main factors in his decision will include how he gets along with the coaching staff and getting a chance to earn early playing time. So when will this highly recruited prospect make his decision?

"I would like to make a decision before the season starts and then just focus on helping the team win and make the playoffs. I know our district is tough, but I think we can do it."


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