One way or another 2015 Marlboro County QB/ATH London Johnson will find his way onto a college football team. Some schools will look at him at quarterback but a lot of schools simply want him on their team due to his athletic ability and speed. We caught up with the 5'11 180 pound prospect to talk about his most recent camp visits and what the current status of his recruitment is.
"I camped at Campbell University on Sunday."
How did things go for Johnson at the North Carolina school?
"It was great! I really impressed the coaches. Especially head coach Mike Minter. He wanted me to work receiver first so I went and worked out with the receiver group. At the end he wanted to see me throw too."
So what did Minter tell Johnson while he was there?
"I ran a 4.5 on the 40 and he called me over and started asking me questions about have I ever thought about playing another position. He told me there's no doubt in his mind that I can play quarterback but with my speed and talent the ball needs to be in my hands and he would love to have me at the slot or return man. He told me he didn't think I was that fast because in my film I run like a quarterback (laughs). He told me to really start showing my speed this upcoming year running that 4.5 when escaping the pocket. He said he played pro ball and been around a lot of talent and he knows a special player when he sees one."
According to Johnson, Minter talked about where he'd fit in with Campbell.
"He said they had 6 scholarships and that one of them was definitely coming to me. The facilities are nice too. They have a great academic program as well. They have a lot of options."
Johnson says they haven't offered yet officially though.
"From his words he was saying they will be in contact soon and that's when he mentioned the 6 scholarships and me being one."
Next on the slate for Johnson is a camp to nearby Coastal Carolina this weekend and with Old Dominion on the 25th. With the Chanticleers being the local school and having such a strong season last year what are the MCHS prospect's thoughts about performing there.
"I'm definitely amped up for it! I'm going down there to play receiver so I'm excited about the opportunity!"
Johnson has some lower level offers already but he's waiting on his first D1 offer. How will he feel when that day comes?
"It's gonna be worth the wait. I feel like it'll make me hungrier this season and to compete and grind even harder. It makes it more critical for me when I have some smaller offers under my belt."
We'll keep you posted about Johnson's recruitment as he keeps working towards landing more scholarship offers.
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