Focus '06 - Ramone Johnson (OL)
Ramone Johnson
Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 6, 2005
Chris Pool, TheInsiders.com


It’s going to be hard for any offensive line prospect in Illinois to live up to the Class of 2005 road-graders in the Land of Lincoln. The Dan Doering’s and Dace Richardson’s are very few and far between but Chicago tackle Ramone Johnson will get his fair share of attention.

“I played defensive tackle my frosh/soph year and then I was moved to the offensive line.” Said Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 315-pounder from Morgan Park.

“I started every game last year at left tackle and I’m being recruited as both offensive tackle and guard.”

What are Johnson’s strengths as an offensive lineman? “I’m dominant and aggressive,” said Johnson. “I’m quick and fast for my size and I don’t like to lose.”

Does Johnson have any scholarship offers? “Northwestern and Illinois have both offered me a scholarship. Really, I’d have to say that Illinois is my leader right now and that’s because they are the only school I have visited.

“My favorites are Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Boston College, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State.”

Ramone Johnson was named all-city as a junior.

2.3/test scheduled.

Extra Point - Johnson plays on a team with several D-1 prospects including quarterback Demetrius Jones and wide receiver Chris James. Illinois has offered all three and the Illini hope to hit this Morgan Park trifecta in February. Johnson could be the best lineman in Illinois and I wouldn't be surprised if several more schools offer a scholarship during the Spring Evaluation Period.


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