River Hill DB Likes Wake

River Hill High School has been a powerhouse in the state of Maryland for the past couple of years. The Hawks also seem to be producing D-1 talent each year and the 2010 class is no exception...

6'0, 160 pound defensive back Kevin Johnson is a fast rising defensive back prospect that already holds two big offers and is hoping for more. DeaconSports spoke with K.J. about his thoughts on Wake Forest and his plans for this summer.

When you turn on the tape of Kevin Johnson, you see a long, athletic corner with very good quickness and a knack for making plays. He is the kind of tall defensive back college coaches love with his ability to match up with tall receivers.

Johnson has been working hard this spring on his game in preparation for the upcoming season. "I have been hitting the weight room hard trying to add some bulk," said Johnson. "I have also continued to work on my speed and quickness as well. I feel like my quickness is a real strength as well as my mental approach to the game. At a combine last week I had a 3.73 shuttle time."

Division I schools have definitely noticed Johnson and his on field abilities. He currently holds two BCS offers and has plenty of interest from other schools. "Right now I have offers from West Virginia and Wisconsin. I am also hearing a lot from Wake Forest, Boston College, North Carolina, and Syracuse."

Johnson was able to visit Wake this spring with his good friend and future Demon Deacon Mike Campanaro. Johnson came away very impressed by Wake. "I loved my visit to Wake. The staff there is just great. They are very calm and organized and have a nice environment there. The football program is on the right track as well. The coaches at Wake told me they love my size and quickness. I am going back to Wake on June 7th for camp so they can see me in person. I hope to earn an offer then."

When asked if and when Wake offers would they be high on his list, Johnson responded "Yes. If they offer me they would be a top school on my list. The staff and academics are great there and I would have a chance to play with one of my best friends."

Johnson made it clear he hopes to make a college decision this summer and, as of now, Wake Forest is the only camp he will be attending.


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