On Thursday night, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey battled their inter-city rival, Crenshaw, for a…
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Justin Johnson, the offensive and defensive lineman from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey, discussed his performance in Dorsey's season opener against Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan. "I felt pretty strong, there is always something I can work on. For my overall performance I would give myself a B or B-, I can always do better," said Johnson. "We call it pancakes, so finishing the block is what I want to improve on this season. Also working on shooting my hips more and being more aggressive. I could always improve on playing faster, but for my overall performance I felt like I did ok." Johnson is a two-way lineman. This will be his first year playing defense for Dorsey. Johnson discussed his position preference, "As of right now, I like playing offense better. This is my first year playing defense, so as the year goes on I may lean more towards defense." In terms of recruiting, every schools seems to have a different opinion of whether they would like Johnson to come in on either offense or defense. "Most colleges like me at offensive guard. However, there are a couple of schools that like me at defensive tackle, because during the off-season I went to a lot of camps and preformed at defensive tackle," said Johnson. Johnson heads into his season with two offers from Air Force and San Jose State. "As of right now, I would say San Jose State stands out to me the most. I also like Air Force because the academics are so high. I am just weighing my options and going to see what happens this season," said Johnson. Johnson has also been in contact with the following programs, "Stanford, New Mexico, California, Fresno State and UCLA." "My dream school would be Stanford because it is a win-win situation. They have both strong academics and a strong football program. Ultimately, I would like to end up playing Pac -12 football, because I like the competitive environment and my brother plays in the Pac-12," said Johnson. Johnson's brother, Jerry Johnson is a junior wide receiver at UCLA. Having an older brother who has already gone through the recruiting process, has allowed Johnson to receive a lot of brotherly advice about how to choose the right school. "He isn't really pressuring me to come to UCLA. He is leaving the decision up to me, and telling me to go where I want to go. His advice was to not listen to what the coaching staff is saying, because they could be gone in a second. When he was getting recruited Karl Dorrell was there, but then Coach Dorrell was fired and Rick Neuheisel came in. My brothers says to manly focus on choosing a school for the academics," said Johnson.
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