Life Christian WR/DB Joe Johnson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Penn State, Indiana send back-to-back offers looking to secure Life Christian DB Joe Johnson, III
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
This past weekend served as a launching post for many prospects looking to achieve a boost in their recruitment. While many prospects made the trip from various parts of the state to the Inova Sports Performance Center for the recruit757/Sparta Science Elite Showcase, some other prospects hit the road for different collegiate locations.
Life Christian starting defensive back Joe Johnson, III (2020 DB 6-3 180) was among the prospects that decided to take the weekend as an opportunity to travel out of the state. The Life Christian product made his way up to State College where he was able to don the blue and white for a day. On Saturday, Johnson announced the acquisition of another offer after a conversation with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
“It was live up there at Penn State. I got to see the football facilities and watch them practice. I also sat in on a couple of meetings. Coach Franklin is great. He is energetic and keeps it real,” explained Johnson.
As if Johnson didn’t already have enough irons in the fire, Indiana head coach Tom Allen along with assistant Dwike Wilson informed Johnson on Sunday the Hoosiers were ready to send him yet another offer.
“It felt great. Coach Dwike and I have been talking for a week and have built a good relationship with one another,” Johnson stated.
Penn State and Indiana add to the ever growing list of collegiate programs that could benefit from the services of Johnson. The Life Christian product also holds offers from Duke, Tennessee, Florida State, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Florida, Fordham, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Liberty, William & Mary, Marshall, Howard, St. Francis and VUL.
– Brandon Mitchell
On Monday night, Johnson picked up an additional scholarship offer from the University of West Virginia. – AH