SCPrepnation.com catches up with another fine 2010 prospect in Camden High's, Roland Johnson. His name probably doesn't ring a bell, but you can expect that to change fairly soon, especially after the type of spring practice he had this year… "Spring practice went really well for me this year," Johnson said. "I saw a big difference in my game from last fall. I was basically powering through the line and making plays."
Standing at 6-0, 230 pounds, Roland passes the look test with flying colors. However, he has been working out extensively during the off-season, in an effort to continue building on that solid frame of his... "We just started a weight program with the coaches at my school," Johnson said. "We've been bench pressing, doing squats, and running 40s; stuff like that. Right now I am benching 330 pounds."
Outside of his busy workout schedule, the rising junior has been hitting up the combine circuit, and from the sounds of things he has been holding his own… "I competed in the Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine in Columbia a few weeks ago," Johnson said. "I did really well. I won the MVP award for the defensive linemen category. I made it to the top 100. I'll be going to Atlanta, GA to compete for regional."
Roland is really looking forward to this upcoming football season. He has already set aside a few personal goals for himself this season, and the stakes are high… "I'm looking to have a breakout season this fall," Johnson told SCPrepNation.com. "I want to get over 100 tackles this year. I would like to average about 15 tackles a game; something like that."
On the recruiting front, things have been a little quiet for the Camden High DE. However, he doesn't appear to be disturbed by it. He is very confident that things will change as he continues to work his plan. "I haven't really heard from anybody yet," Johnson said. "But, I feel that if I continue to work hard, everything else will take care of itself."
Stay tuned for more on the up and coming star from Camden, SC…