Vanderbilt offers N.C. wide receiver

As a junior wide receiver Josh johnson was impressive, catching 50 passes for 800 yards. Saturday Vanderbilt took the lead and extended Johnson his first division I-A scholarship offer.

It seemed like only a matter of time before Josh Johnson received his first scholarship offer. Johnson had continually impressed on the combine scene and looked to do the same on the summer camping circuit.

"I have my first official scholarship offer," said Johnson. "Vanderbilt sent me a full offer in the mail. I received it last Saturday morning.

"Coach [Charlie] Fisher and the head coach of Vanderbilt was at Athens at the Nike Camp. Coach Fisher saw me; he said that I impressed him and the head coach. Coach Fisher called me a few days later and invited me to their one-day camp on that Saturday.

"I went up there and I had an alright day – it wasn't a great day. I contacted him again and he said that I really had done good and that they could use me. He contacted Coach [Darrell] Brewer the next week and told Coach Brewer that they'd be sending me an offer in the mail."

Johnson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Newland (Va.) Avery, also camped at N.C. State last Tuesday and Tennessee this past Saturday. He will head to Maryland this Saturday, North Carolina on July 15th and Wake Forest on July 17th.

Since the beginning of his recruitment, Johnson has been considered a strong Tennessee lean. However, his travels have forced him to backtrack.

"After visiting the ones I've visited so far, I kind of backed up a little bit," said Johnson. "I like them all – I really do. [I like] all the schools I've visited so far. I've met a lot of good coaches – they're all excellent."

Although he's waiting on a response from the coaching staffs, Johnson believes he had "two good days" at the Tennessee and N.C. State camps and that scholarship offers from both schools are very likely.


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