Victor Johnson: 2008 Safety likes the Canes

Waco defensive back Victor Johnson may be one of the best safety prospects in the state of Texas for the class of 2008. In his sophomore season, he dominated the defensive side of the ball by causing several turnovers and recording a ton of tackles. Because of his big play potential, Johnson has been hearing from several elite programs, but he is dead set on an ACC school.

"I like Miami but right now I'll play anywhere," Victor Johnson said. "But Miami is my team. I play like them. Their type of football is how I like to play."

Johnson has received a lot of mail from different schools including several of the Texas schools.

"I get a little mail," Johnson said. "The last mail I got was from Tennessee and Notre Dame, but that is just my recent mail that I got yesterday."

The 6-foot-1, 175 pound Johnson run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He put up some outstanding numbers during his sophomore season at Waco High School. He recorded 129 total tackles with 70 coming in the solo variety. He was also very busy creating turnovers in the secondary. Johnson forced four fumbles and had two interceptions. For his performance, he earned Newcomer of the Year honors and the Red Heart Award, which is given to the defensive player who plays their heart out throughout the entire season.

Johnson believes that his reaction to the ball and his good vision make him a special player. He is looking for a good academic school and a defensive style that fits his game. Johnson is going to try to make it to a couple of games in the fall.

"I would be interested in going to see a whole lot of college games," Johnson said. "I would love to go see Miami play and Texas too."

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