Jocquell Johnson was considered one of the top offensive linemen in his home state of Mississippi…
The Breakdown: Jocquell Johnson
Johnson prepped at Callaway High School under the direction of former Mississippi State offensive lineman Otis Riddley. Riddley has had a hand in developing Johnson, current Ole Miss offensive guards Justin Bell and Aaron Morris and offensive guard Roderick Taylor, the consensus top 2014 prospect in the state of Mississippi. Johnson had a stellar high school career as a Charger that ended with 5A 1st Team All-State Honors and a selection to the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic. During All-Star week, Johnson was one of the standouts eventually earning a starting nod by week's end. Johnson, who was not expected to qualify, was one of the most coveted junior college prospects on the Mississippi roster. Nearly every junior college program in the state extended a scholarship offer. Johnson elected to ink with Coach Glenn Davis and Copiah-Lincoln where he helped Davis win his first NJCAA Region 23 football championship. Jackson State, Mississippi State and Ole Miss all extended early scholarship offers to the talented Johnson who elected to commit to Bulldogs. Due to some attrition on the offensive line, Johnson will be expected to come in and make a contribution immediately. With senior Charles Siddoway moving on after the 2013 campaign, Johnson will enroll in January and compete for that starting position. Johnson has played up and down the offensive line during his playing career, but appears to be best suited for the right tackle position. A very physical player, Johnson excels as a run blocker who remains engaged and can drive his man well off of the line of scrimmage. Blessed with good feet, Johnson is a very good pass blocker, but is not quite quick enough to handle the responsibilities of protecting the blindside. Currently rated a three star, Johnson will have the chance to really showcase his improving skills this fall as Co-Lin looks to defend their region title. Johnson is on track to graduate in December and is considering engineering or physical therapy as possible schools of study once he arrives for the 2014 spring semester.
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