also a track star and finished 2nd in District in the 200 meter race and 1st in
the 400 meter event. Davon is the Regional champ in the 400 meter run and hopes
to make even further progress during the state meets that start on Friday.
the main focus for Johnson will be on the gridiron where he feels like he shines
"I just use my speed to outrun the corners," added
Davon Johnson. "I feel like I am very elusive too."
T Washington's banquet on Saturday, Johnson racked up a few awards.
was named Special Teams MVP, Outstanding JR, and the Scholar Athlete Award. That
is what I am most proud about, having the best grades out of all of my teammates."
3.0 Core GPA and skills have attracted colleges from around the country.
latest offer is from Ole Miss. They offered me like two weeks ago. Rutgers, Miami,
FIU, and Central Florida have offered me full rides too."
are at the top of Johnson's list?
"It is between Miami, Central Florida,
and Ole Miss is in the mix too and Minnesota too."
What does Davon
like about each school?
Miami - "I just
like the tradition at Miami."
- "I know they are an up and coming program, and it would be good for a kid
like me to come in and turn their program around."
Miss - "My coach tells me it is a real good program, and I know it
is a good program because they have some former coaches from Miami. I also have
followed Brent Schaeffer for a while. I like his style. They have offered two
of my teammates too, WR Brandon Harris and DE Jonathan Jackson."
- "It is like a quiet little place. They are in the mix. Their coach sounds
like a father figure. I do not really know much about their program though."
colleges has Johnson had a chance to visit unofficially?
"I went to
one of Rutgers' camps. I attended a track meet at Florida, and I have been to
South Florida for a football game. I have been over to Miami's campus a bunch."
campus felt the most at home?
"Rutgers felt like a good place to
stay, and Miami felt like it was in my back yard."