Chad Johnson Jr. is the son of an NFL receiving legend. Now, he’s showing that his father’s dramatic skills didn’t fall too far from the tree.
Johnson Jr. is a junior wide receiver at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles. At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds he’s rapidly growing into his frame, and he has explosive athleticism that earned scholarship offers from the likes of Arizona State, Oregon State and FAU, and a commitment to Arizona State.
Now, he’s playing on the spring combine circuit, and he’s showing some of his personal skills. Chief among them is a knack for thoroughly embarrassing defensive backs who try to face guard him.
Case in point: This wild “Moss” catch from a recent spring skills tournament. Look, you don’t have to like Johnson Jr., but everyone has to recognize that there are few receivers in the nation who could successfully pull off a catch like this. It’s not that the defender was playing particularly poor defense. He just didn’t turn his head for the ball.
That was enough of a fatal flaw for Johnson Jr. to exploit. After next year, we get to see if he can do the same thing in the Pac-12.