Johnson Enjoys Visit

The long awaited trip to Storrs to see what Connecticut has to offer ended in late April for Philadelphia native Chris Johnson. While the signal caller did not go home with an offer in hand from the Husky coaching staff, he was impressed with what he was able to take in during the visit.

Chris Johnson and his family made the trip to Storrs, Conn., two weekends ago to take part in junior day festivities and learn more about the school that the Roman Catholic quarterback has been so high on. It was no secret going into the weekend that the 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback coveted a Husky offer, however things didn't work out quite like he hoped they would.

"They didn't offer me, but that's alright because I did talk with the coaching staff about it and understand why they do what they do there," Johnson said. "While Coach (Matt Cersosimo) was showing me around the facilities he told me that they'd only be taking one quarterback this season and later when I spoke to Head Coach Randy Edsall, he said the same thing basically. He was very impressed with my highlight tapes, but he told me he wanted to see full games to see what they have to work with."

"Even though they didn't offer me they showed me a lot of love on the visit and all of the players and coaches I met were really down to Earth," Johnson explained. "Everyone just kept it real with me and you got a feel that there was a family atmosphere at Connecticut. I felt like I could go there and both my family and I were very impressed with the campus, housing and facilities. In fact, the facilities there were bangin'! Their weight room and training facilities were top notch and the strength and conditioning coach invented a lot of the things there like the air compression equipment and magnetic weights. They even had a full-size indoor field that you could play games in. It was nice."

Johnson is currently working with former LaSalle High School and Villanova quarterback Brett Gordon on his mechanics and hopes to make great strides over the next several months in that department. Gordon is currently a coach at LaSalle and had great success at the collegiate level along with teammate Brian Westbrook, now with the Philadelphia Eagles.

As a junior, Johnson threw for 1047 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also added four rushing touchdowns.

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