In the Trenches: Marcus Johnson

Talented, with good size and athleticism, Longmont offensive lineman Marcus Johnson is another Colorado lineman that deserves a look.

Once again Colorado boasts what could be a strong class of offensive linemen with players like Daniel Skipper and recent Michigan commit Chris Fox. Although not as well known nationally, a third Colorado lineman from the class of 2013 that is gaining attention is Marcus Johnson of Longmont High School. The 6-4 275 pound Johnson, an All-Conference performer for his 11-1 squad, is also a very good basketball player averaging 10 points a game. Between basketball games, Johnson took time to talk football with PrepColorado.

What do you feel is your greatest strength as a football player?
I feel that my greatest strength as a football player would have to be my footwork and quickness for my size.

What do you feel you need to work on as a football player?
During this offseason I plan on hitting the weights hard and increasing my strength.

What do you feel you could bring to a college program?
I would bring an "I'll do whatever you need me to for the team" attitude, I pride myself on being coachable and doing what is asked of me right the first time.

How does playing basketball help you as a football player?
Playing basketball helps me with my speed and quickness and both feet and hand quickness.

Do you plan on attending any camps or combines this offseason?
Yes, I plan on going to most in state college camps and a few out of state ones as well.

What colleges have contacted you? Do you have a college that you would like to play for?
Recruiters from Duke and Weber State came and talked to me, and Wyoming spoke to my coach about coming out to see me. I don't know have a specific college in mind, but I'm looking for a college that is good fit for me and a good fit for their program.

Athletic and with the potential of gaining more strength, Johnson is a player that DI colleges will need to take a look at as they make the rounds through Colorado.