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August 2015 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  COMMITMENT PROFILE Despite Johnson's presence at a high-profile program — Prattville, on the legs of Washington and Da- vis, was the Class 7A (largest in Ala- bama) state runner-up, falling to pe- rennial power Hoover High — and his 82 tackles as a junior, he wasn't receiving much scholarship atten- tion. By the time Michigan offered, his other options included just mid- major programs such as in-state Troy, Alabama State and South Alabama. Georgia State, Memphis and Jackson- ville State weren't much competition for Michigan, either. With just one offer from a Power 5 program, Johnson didn't hesitate to accept the opportunity Michigan af- forded him. "It was a quick decision," he con- tinued. "It was my home. When we took that visit up there, they have a nice school. It was very big and open, and everything is right there for you. You really don't have that far to go on campus. They help you a lot, I love the athletics and they have good academics there." According to Prattville assistant coach and recruiting coordinator An- tonio "Bam" Richards — who also operated the June 4 satellite camp at Prattville where Johnson earned his offer — it should come as no surprise that a school like Michigan wants him. In fact, the surprise may be that more big-time programs haven't come in to try to shake him loose from the Maize and Blue. That happened with Davis, who has earned offers from Florida, LSU and several others, since making his 1-800-421-7751 • Michigan Golf Portable Hitting Mat • Ideal for driving and chipping • Removable tee that also accepts wooden tees • Variety of holes and positions to choose from • Perfect for left and right handed golfers • Cups to hold balls and tees • Convenient handle for carrying • Heavy duty base and turf • Stays in place — anchor mat in four corners with tees • Saves lawn from divots • Officially licensed Michigan Wolverine colors and logos • Size: 20" x 17" $ 47 95 + FREE S&H

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