Wheeling (W.Va.) running back Savion Johnson has turned a few heads this summer. Taking part in several camps, the class of 2016 prospect from Wheeling Park High School has certainly made a name for himself.
This past weekend the 5-foot-10, 205-pound, running back showcased his abilities in front of the West Virginia coaching staff at the Mountaineer final summer camp.
“The camp was fun,” Johnson said. “Like other camps you have so many good players competing trying to beat each other. Being on their (WVU) actual field during it made it pretty exciting too.”
The summer camp circuit has certainly proved to be rewarding. On the heels of a strong performance earlier this summer, Johnson earned his first offer from Toldeo.
“It’s been a great experience overall,” Johnson said. “I’ve made a lot of memories with my friends and family. Also, I received an offer. So I’d say it was very successful.”
This trip to West Virginia, though, was his second visit this summer. However, throughout the duration of camp it was evident things were different.
“That was my first time having them actually look at me,” Johnson explained. “Last time I was there they didn’t really pay me much attention. This time was different so I’m happy. They told me multiple times they would be in touch soon.”
Being early in his recruitment, Johnson doesn’t claim any favorites. However, the in-state Mountaineers could prove to be in a strong position.
“I don’t have a list with an order,” Johnson outlined. “But they (WVU) are definitely one of my favorite schools that’s I’ve been to, especially because I’ve been to a game in West Virginia. So I know how hype the are.”