Wide receiver Justin Johnson, who was out for most of his senior year due to injury, has bounced…
Spring Check In: Justin Johnson
Just because Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco wide receiver Justin Johnson has now sealed his commitment to Fresno State doesn't mean he hasn't been working just as hard on the field. The receiver, who was sidelined most of last season due to leg injury, spent some time this past weekend training with members of his former 7-on-7 team, 1925 All-Stars, and is happy to report his leg has completely healed. "My leg is doing good. I'm 100% and the doctor cleared me, so I'm good to go," said Johnson. With that good news in hand, Johnson has wasted no time getting back on the field to fine tune his receiver technique before heading north. "I'm just working on my quickness, routes, and releases off the line. My hands are good, but there is always room for improvement," he said. Now that the program has a new coaching staff, Johnson wants to prove that he is capable of seeing the field during his freshman season. "I've been watching film from the receivers last year and they're good; I think I can compete with them. With my speed and quickness, I feel like I'm college ready right now, to be a starter or at least be in a rotation," said Johnson. One thing that has yet to be determined is exactly how Johnson will fit into the Bulldogs' offense. "The inside receiver coach wants me to play inside because he likes my quickness and the outside receiver coach wants me to play outside, too, so I honestly don't know where I'll be. I'm just going to go where I fit in and help the team win," he said. Johnson, who is also currently running track (he competes in the 4x4 and the 4x1), doesn't have a date set for when he'll head to campus, but is eagerly awaiting the news. "I don't know when I head to Fresno, but I'm hoping it's some time in June. I've been talking to the new coaching staff a lot and as soon as they know, they're going to tell me when I report," he says.
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