Arizona isn’t traditionally the sexiest of possible college football destinations, but the variety of Rich Rodriguez’s schemes and his winning record appear to have won over one of the nation’s most athletic recruits.
On Tuesday night Greg Johnson, a star cornerback, wide receiver and running back who is listed as an athlete recruit, committed to Arizona ahead of scholarship offers from USC, Florida, Michigan, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee and, heck, most of the nation’s best football programs. He has also already pledged to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Needless to say, he’s a stud.
Johnson, a four-star prospect from Hawkins High in Los Angeles, made his announcement on Twitter, citing conversations with his parents, brothers and coaches as pushing him toward Tuscon. He clearly felt comfortable with the school and program, and while the pledge was a surprise — most expected him to eventually wind up at USC — Johnson seems more than content with his decision.
While it’s still undecided which position Johnson will play in college, here’s just a sampling of his skill set:
Given Rodriguez’s emphasis on athleticism and speed, there’s plenty there for Wildcat fans to get excited about, perhaps almost as excited as Johnson sounds about joining them.