June 4, 2009
Top 2011 LB Loves Vols
With so much talent on the Tennessee campus it was easy for even some talented prospects to go under the radar. Even in a crowded field and against older players however, 2011 linebacker A.J. Johnson had no problems getting noticed. Which is not exactly surprising for a player drawing early raves as one of the top defensive prospects in the South among rising juniors.
Johnson (6-foot-2, 212 pounds), from Gainesville, Ga. just wrapped up his sophomore year of high school but he's already a familiar name to college football coaches all across the South.
He's been holding a firm offer from Tennessee since even before the April evaluation window--which tells you something about how impressive his sophomore season was--and showed why with his athleticism and physicality during Tuesday's skill camp work.
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