Foothill CB prospect is hearing from schools

"Sticky" is the word most schools look for when they evaluate cornerbacks and Foothill CB Brian Johnson (5-8, 175) is just that. This past season he put up solid solid numbers before tearing his meniscus, but now that he's back healthy, schools from across the country have started to show him some interest...

"Right now the schools I've heard from are Cal, Western Kentucky and Louisville," Johnson told "Oregon called and said they liked my film, but they said they wanted to see more of my film before they could really evaluate me.

"North Texas wanted me to come in and sign with them back in December, but I couldn't finish up in time, I have to get my AA degree, so they said they will wait for me."

As a prep at Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida, Johnson was a standout on both sides of the ball, but when he wasn't able to qualify academically he decided to head west and signed to play with Butte College, however after greyshirting there in 2010 he decided he wanted to play with a friend at Foothill so he transferred.

In his first season with the Owls, Johnson put up solid numbers -- 26 tackles, two interceptions and six passses defensed -- before hurting his knee in game seven and finishing the season on the sidelines.

"I tore my meniscus so I had to sit out the last part of the season," Johnson said. "I'm fine now though and I've been working out with my team.

"This offseason, while I wasn't able to work out as much while I was healing up, I watched a lot of film of other corners and other wideouts so I just improve on my technique. I see what I can learn from them and also I could see that I made a lot of little mistakes so I saw what I could work on."

Johnson is on pace to graduate after the conclusion of the 2012 football season and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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