ScoutSouth.com: Decatur's Brooks Johnson

Brooks Johnson is a 6-3, 225-pound tight end/linebacker prospect from Decatur, (Ala). The talented senior of 2009 has been receiving interest from schools around the country, and he takes time to update ScoutSouth.com with the latest news of his recruitment.

Brooks Johnson caught 17 passes for 193 yards and five touchdowns for the Red Raiders in 2007 as he helped his team to the quarterfinals of the 5A state playoffs. Along the way he caught more than the football, as college recruiters began to take notice of the young man's ability.

"I have been hearing from a lot of schools," Johnson said from his home in Decatur, (Ala.). I am receiving interest from Auburn, Mississippi State, Illinois, UAB, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Louisville, Duke, Army, Navy and some smaller schools."

"I have been to Junior Day at Auburn and Mississippi State, and I enjoyed both of them."

Auburn: "I didn't get to see the scrimmage, but I got to spend a lot of time talking to Coach Dunn and Coach Ensminger. I liked all the coaches, and I liked it down there at Auburn."

Mississippi State: "I really liked it at MSU. I liked the campus and how it's all tight. I got to watch a scrimmage, and I really liked the offense and how they run it. I got to talk to the coaches, and they were all very nice. I liked all of them."

"I am going to Ole Miss on the 29th of this month for their Junior Day, and I'm not sure where I'll go after that. I am going to go to camp at Auburn, MSU and Ole Miss I am going to try to go to camp at all the schools that are recruiting me hard."

"I'm open to anyone right now. I don't have any favorites. I want to visit all the schools I can this summer and go to as many camps as I can before I start thinking about where I'm going."

"I don't have an offer right now, but I hope that changes after I hit some of the camps."

Decatur lost five starters off last years' offense that helped lead them to the 5A quarterfinals, but the defense will return most of the starters from 2007.

ScoutSouth.com will continue to follow Brooks Johnson and the Decatur Red Raiders.

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