C.J. Johnson has made it clear to college coaches that it would be tough to lure him away from his…
Johnson Takes on Role of Recruiter
C.J. Johnson profile Recently Johnson made a return trip to Starkville during the Bulldogs' first summer camp. While he was not one of the participants, he was more than a casual observer. "I just hung out with the coaches," said C.J. "I didn't work out or anything. I hurt my ankle back in the spring, so I am still getting over there. I am just trying to get ready for the season now." Johnson reports that he spent the majority of his time on campus visiting with the Bulldogs' head man, Coach Dan Mullen. "Coach Mullen was talking to me about early graduation and all of that," said C.J. "I have a class I need to take and I am about to get started on that, so I can get up there in January." In addition to his conversations with Coach Mullen, Johnson was able to exchange pleasantries with several of the Bulldog staffers. "I talked to Coach (Scott) Sallach, Coach Hud, Coach Les (Koenning) and Coach Melvin (Smith)," said Johnson. "I got to talk to just about all of the coaches." While C.J. made the rounds, he was unable to meet his future position coach face to face this go around. "I have talked with Coach Diaz some in the phone," said Johnson. "I am ready to play for him. I am probably going to be inside and that's perfect for me." The four star linebacker reports that he is "solid" in his commitment and most of the other schools who were showing interest are now looking elsewhere. "There just a couple of schools still trying to try hard," said Johnson. "I think everybody else figured out they don't really have a chance. I am just laying low and getting ready to go to State." With his college course set for Starkville, C.J. is working hard to get the best players he can to join him at Mississippi State. "I am talking to a couple of guys trying to get them to come to State," said Johnson. "We're all building relationships and friendships. I talk to Zach (Jackson) all the time and I talk to Jermaine (Whitehead) a pretty good bit too."
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