Jonathan Johnson is in position to pick up some scholarship offers as the off-season progresses. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound corner has a few opportunities in front of him that he’s ready to take advantage of.
After a solid junior season, Jonathan Johnson has seen interest from a number of schools, but particularly three schools are standing out the most.
Missouri is probably the number one, right now. I went down for the spring game. That was pretty live. I talked to the recruiting coordinator. I’m going to try to get out there again,” Johnson said. “I’m going to try to get to Indiana, Purdue and Missouri. I also talked with the coach from Howard. I’m getting emails from Princeton and Harvard,” he continued.
But Johnson has his focus on ultimately picking up his scholarship offer.
“I feel like I’m on the verge (of getting my first offer). My friend is a running back for Grambling and he’s giving me advice. He says it takes patience and it takes time. I have to put in the work. Once the first offer comes, the others come right after,” said Johnson.
Johnson is a pure corner who is taking this spring and summer to perfect his craft and prepare for his senior year and the next level.
“I’m more of a coverage type guy. I’m man on an island,” he said. “We run an eight man front, so I’m always on an island in man-to-man.
“During the week, I do a lot of weight lifting to get stronger. I do one-on-one with my friends. I’m working on my speed and my hip work. I’m going to NFTC in July,” said Johnson. “I’m going to try to get to the Missouri camp. I’m going out to California for a couple of camps. I am going to try to camp at Stanford,” he continued.
Johnson feels like he had a pretty good year last year against solid competition, but he’s not content with the season.
“I think it was alright. I could have did a lot better. I held my own. Two of the schools in our conference went to the playoffs. A lot of those guys played college ball. I covered some guys that were 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4. I want to work on my coverage some and my tackling as well,” he continued.
Ultimately, Johnson just wants to play football and get a good education to make his family proud.
“I want to prove myself. I definitely want to get my free education. A lot of people around here really don’t make it. I just want to make it out of here. I want my mom and family to be proud of me. I want to be the first person in my family to go to college and make my family proud,” he finished.