Johnson Stays Focused

Find out who Wesley Johnson feels most comfortable with in the recruiting process and who plans to visit in the next few weeks.

Wesley Johnson, 6-5, 250 offensive guard from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy is one of the best linemen in the state. His ability to move his feet, get good inside hand position, and drive his hips low have made him a wanted man. With offers from several schools Johnson has narrowed things down to Georgia Tech, Auburn, and Vanderbilt.

Johnson reported, "I am meeting with Coach Johnson this weekend over at Vanderbilt and then I am taking an unofficial visit to Auburn for the Georgia game on November 15th."

He went on to say of the Commodores, "Vanderbilt is still the leader because they have been recruiting me the longest and I have a better idea about them." He said of the Commodores 4-0 start, "I think it's awesome. It's great that they are 4-0. It shows that they are not the same old Vanderbilt."

As for other schools Johnson is hoping to at least see how things are at Georgia Tech and Auburn. He explained, "I plan on trying to go down to Georgia Tech, visit Vanderbilt whenever, and then get to Auburn." Johnson is one of three Tennessee linemen that Georgia Tech is recruiting including Daniel Hood from Knoxville-Catholic and Yellow Jacket commitment Will Jackson from Knoxville-Farragut.

The 2008 season has been rolling right along for Johnson and his Big Red teammates. He commented on the season, "It's been going real well and we have been working our butts off. We are working on playing hard everyday." The Big Red from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy has rolled off 18 wins in a row including their undefeated 2007 campaign in which they were state champions.

This Friday night brings an interesting challenge to Johnson and company as they take on Brentwood-Ravenwood in a non-region contest. The Raptors of Brentwood-Ravenwood have had a roller coaster season so far but have shown the ability to play the role of spoiler after the week one win over Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy. Johnson commented on the game, "It's a big game. They are a good team and a team we need to watch out for. They beat Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy, which is a really good team."

As for when Johnson will make a final decision on a commitment he said, "It will probably be a little bit after the season." Until now it seems the Commodores are in good position to land his commitment. Auburn and Georgia Tech should be gearing up to have a good visit for Johnson, so he can learn more about the school.


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