Johnson & Johnson together again

Greg Metcalf received some good news recently when Brandon Johnson, a 5-9, 150-pound sprinter/hurdler from West Orange (Texas) Stark accepted an offer to run track at the University of Washington. Brandon follows his brother Derrick, who plays cornerback for the Huskies and also runs track.

"I'm going to Washington," Brandon told today. "I basically had an idea for some time that it was going to be between Washington and Montana (football), but when I took my trip to Washington I knew. It was the place for me. It was better than Montana."

Dion Miller, sprints coach for the Huskies, wants the senior to come to Seattle as soon as possible to start working out. "Yeah, he wants me to come up early," Johnson said. "I graduate on May 30th, so I'll probably come up in the middle of June. Derrick and I will probably get an apartment or something.

"I did make state last year in hurdles, so I could do that too. It's up to me if I want to do hurdles or sprints."

Right now Brandon has the 6th-fastest 100m time for Texas high schools this year (10.44) and the 8th fastest for the 400m (48.00). "Coach Metcalf told me I have good speed, speed to kill," Johnson said.

"So that's pretty good. I'm excited."

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