Johnson is having a big year at Nassau

One of the top tailbacks in the Northeast Football Conference this year is Nassau RB Louis Johnson (5-11, 185). He's a tough runner who has the speed to take it the distance and he's been carving up Lions opponents all season long. caught up with the talented runner recently and he updated us on how the season is progressing and which schools have shown him some attention...

When he graduated from high school, Johnson signed with West Virginia, but after a year with the Mountaineers, he decided he needed a change of scenery, so he headed to Nassau.

"Nassau has it all and that's why I'm here," Johnson told "It's got a great football program and tradition and it's a really good school. I am really glad I came here instead of some of the other schools I could have gone to."

So far this season, in four games, Johnson has been a workhorse for the Lions, carrying the ball 73 times for 435 yards and five touchdowns while helping them to a 4-0 record.

"We're off to a good start, but you can never be satisfied," Johnson said. "You need to constantly get better, every day, so that you can always be one up on your opponent."

On the recruiting front, the coach who recruited him to West Virginia is now the offensive coordinator at Illinois.

"He (Chris Beatty) and I have talked and he was happy to find out I was up here," Johnson said. "I think they are going to start recruiting me once they see some of my film and see how I've done so far.

"Other than them, I really haven't heard from anyone, but I'm focused on my season now and I'll worry about the rest later."

Johnson is an explosive back with good speed, but he said don't let his size fool you.

"I love to run between the tackles," Johson admitted. "I can bounce it out and get the edge if it's there, but if not, then I can pound it and make plays that way too."

Johnson is on pace to graduate in May and he will have two years to play two following the season.

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