REDONDO, Calif. — Hawkins School isn’t the well-known football factory that Long Beach Poly or Serra High Schools are, but with three USC scholarship offered athletes, the future pedigree is undeniable.
Sunday, sophomore defensive back Greg Johnson made a statement at Los
Angeles Opening Regional by being elected as of of the top players at
his position during seven-on-seven drills.
Just a day earlier, Johnson received a scholarship offer from USC after
attending the Trojans spring practice.
“Joseph (Lewis) and I were walking around the field and Coach (Steve)
Sarkisian said he wanted to talk to us after practice,” said Johnson.
“He met with us and told both of us that we had scholarship offers from
“That’s an offer I’ve been waiting on for a while. Getting it was
Johnson has played quarterback, running back and defensive the past two
years. While he lined up as a defensive back Sunday, USC is recruiting
him without a set position in mind.
“They’re recruiting me for both sides of the football,” said Johnson.
“They want me as a running back, a little receiver and as a cornerback.
“At B2G Sports I work on playing corner, so I sort of feel like that
might be my position in college more than running back.”
Having seen USC up close this weekend, Johnson explained his interest
in the Trojans.
“I like USC because it’s close,” said Johnson. “It’s close to home and
close to family. That’s mainly it. I want to take my visits and take
the process one step at a time. I need to talk to my family and my
coaches throughout the process and see what school fits me best.”
Johnson waited for USC
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