Johnson puts up monster numbers early

Trinity Valley RB Josh Johnson (5-11, 195) is off to a great start this season and several four-year schools have taken notice. spoke with the talented back recently and he updated us on things including what he does best on the football field...

Johnson prepped at Berkner (Richardson, Tx.) High School and was unable to qualify, so he decided to head to TVC to get himself eligible.

"I sorta looked around a little and Trinity was the right place," Johnson told "I mean, the coaches here are great, I liked the location and I felt like they played against top talent every week and that would allow me to get ready for the next level."

As a freshman last fall, Johnson was a top multi-purpose threat, totaling 615 yards and six touchdowns while backing up Chad Winbush at the running back position and averaging 36.5 yards per kick return.

This season, Johnson has focused his efforts at running back and in five games has racked up 543 yards and seven touchdowns.

"I can do whatever a team needs me to do, but I definitely do most of my damage inside, in-between the tackles," Johnson said. "We run out of the spread mostly, so I get in space a lot, but I take it inside and like to be physical too."

On the recruiting front, Johnson has been hearing from several schools, but is still waiting on his first offer.

"Several schools have been calling and talking to me and my coaches," Johnson noted. "Southern Miss, Houston, which is where my brother Justin Johnson plays, UCF, Florida International and a few other ones, but none have offered me.

"A couple of coaches told me they wanted to see how I did this year, handling the whole workload and they wanted to see how we did this year as a team before they decided to offer me."

Johnson is on pace to finish up his AA degree in May and he'll have three to play two wherever he ends up.

Trinity Valley (3-2) travels to NE Oklahoma this weekend.

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