Johnson Names a Leader

Wesley Johnson, 6'5, 240 pound offensive tackle from Nashville – Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.) is up to five offers. Johnson spoke of his offers and named an early leader. Find out who Johnson likes and what he thinks of the schools that have offered.

Wesley Johnson reported, "I have five offers." He listed his offers as, "Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Duke, Memphis, and Middle Tennessee State."

Johnson said of Kentucky, "I like the traditional SEC school. They were good last year and they showed they are headed in the right direction."

Staying in the SEC he said of Vanderbilt, "I'm extremely comfortable with Vanderbilt because it's just five minutes down the road. I've been there several times and I have a good relationship with all the coaches." He went on to say, "Vanderbilt is my leader. I like all the coaches there, I know a lot of players there, and it just seems like it would be a good fit."

Another in state school after Johnson is Memphis. He commented, "I talked to Coach Price and he seemed like a great guy. I am interested in Memphis."

Duke has also entered into the race for Johnson. He explained, "I like Duke because one of the things the coaches told me is that it is the eighth best college in the world, so that looks good just about anywhere. Coach Cutcliffe looks like he is really going to turn it around. It just seems like a really good opportunity."

Last but not least Johnson said of Middle Tennessee State, "It's local and I know a lot of people that go there. It is real convenient."

Currently Johnson has five offers, but has been gaining a lot of attention from other schools. He said, "I've had a lot of schools stop by the campus. A lot of schools are looking at me as a defensive end or offensive tackle." He listed those schools as, "Auburn, Tennessee, and Louisville."

Johnson is not in a hurry to commit, but it could come sometime this summer. He commented, "I think before the summer really kicks off would be convenient, but I'd wait it out all the way to signing day if I needed to."

As far as his strengths on the field Johnson commented, "A lot of coaches say I'm real nasty on the field and I play the game the way it should be played. My height and my frame are definitely an advantage." He said of his expectation for his team, "We're looking to go 13-0 and I definitely think we can do it. We'll be pretty good."


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