Johnson Has Four Early Offers

Arizona Western LB William Johnson (6-3, 219) has four early offers and he recently updated on where things stand as we head into the May evaluation period...

As a freshman last season, Johnson finished with 50 tackles, three sacks, five tackles-for-loss and two fumble receoveries from his strongside linebacker spot.

With that type of productivity combined with his speed and athleticism, he has been garnering the attention of programs from across the country and four have already extended offers his way.

"I have offers right now from Florida Atlantic, Washington State, South Alabama and Nebraska," Johnson told recently. "I have been talking to Arizona a little bit too, but right now, they haven't offered."

From his linebacker spot, Johnson said he feels he can do whatever he is called to do, but he knows he needs to improve in at least one area.

"I'm a pretty good blitzer and I'm good against the run," Johnson noted. "One area I can improve on is my coverages. I feel pretty good about my abilities in coverage now, but I am working on the flexibility of my hips so I can be smoother into my drops and just working on my coverages in general."

As a prep at Coral Springs (Fl.) High School, Johnson didn't get much in the way of recruiting attention due to his academics, so he started to look around for a program that could help him get to where he wanted to be.

"Arizona Western does a good job of producing D-1 prospects and that's where I want to go, so I felt like if I could be successful here, I can find a home at a four-year program," Johnson said.

The sophomore-to-be is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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