It has been an interesting recruitment thus far for London Johnson, the 2015 quarterback from Marlboro County. He filled us in on the schools that he's hearing from currently after a highly impressive junior season.
"I'm hearing from Coastal Carolina, Army, Old Dominion, SC State, Charleston Southern, Campbell University, and James Madison. Those are the hottest ones on me right now."
"The only offer I hold right now is Union College in Kentucky, an NAIA school."
Asked if he feels like some other schools may be close to offering Johnson said possibly Army, Old Dominion, or Charleston Southern.
Battling the "lack of prototype height" stereotype Johnson works hard to take his game to even greater heights and he talked about where his strengths are currently and what he's doing to get better moving towards his senior season next year. His body of work thus far shows he can run a team on the next level.
"My biggest strengths right now are how poised I am in the pocket but also having the pocket presence when defensive lines perform stunts. Also the ability to keep my eyes down field while running out of the pocket forcing the defense to commit to me or stay back. Also pre-snap reads, 90% of the time I have an idea of where I want to go with the ball before the play starts."
"I want to improve my vision of the entire field. Like I said I know where I want to go with the ball before the play starts but sometimes that changes after the ball is snapped and I am improving on reading defenses quicker after the ball is snapped and also timing on my throws."
Things worked out well for Johnson last year as a junior as he passed for 2,760 yards and 30 touchdowns while rushing for 978 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. That effort earned him quite a few awards.
"I was named All-State, All-Zone Team, and Region 6-AAA Offensive Player of The Year."
Johnson shared with us his goals for his Marlboro County team and for himself come next year when he's a senior.
"My goals for the team next year are to rise up to the occasion. No excuses! My personal goals are to get and keep everyone on the same page and instill patience within the team. Also to cap off my senior year with no interceptions by settling down on taking risks."
The talented signal caller already has a clear vision of what it is he's looking for in a potential college as well.
"It has to be a high academic school with a great communications and journalism program because that's what I want to major in. Also of course where I feel most comfortable. I won't really be in a rush to play my first year in college though."
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...LONDON JOHNSON
Bench press: 225 pounds
Squat: 350 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.57
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