2012 recruiting prospect Devon Johnson, a 6’2, 209 pound linebacker for Richlands High School (VA) has verbally committed to Marshall. Although this time of year is know for seniors making their college decisions Johnson, a junior, has decided to get ahead of the game and pledge Marshall before his senior year.
Although Johnson will play linebacker at the colligate level his offensive skills at running back got him recognized this season. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph named Johnson their player of the year after he rushed for 1,376 yards and 23 touchdowns. Johnson is rated a three star prospect by Rivals.com and also has been offered by Virginia.
For more on Johnson follow the links below:
Rivals.com profile: http://rivals.yahoo.com/marshall/football/recruiting/player-Devon-Johnson-115480;_ylt=AomnX9JFOfx9gSp8fMqxhuzZsZB4
Scout.com profile: http://rutgers.scout.com/a.z?s=183&p=8&c=1&nid=5298520
ESPN.com profile: http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/player?id=116760&_slug_=devon-johnson&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fcollege-football%2frecruiting%2fplayer%3fid%3d116760%26_slug_%3ddevon-johnson
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Devon Johnson POTY: http://bdtonline.com/localsports/x1894467835/Johnson-plays-hard-for-Blues
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Johnson runs with purpose: http://www2.tricities.com/sports/2010/nov/04/prep-football-richlands-star-devon-johnson-runs-pu-ar-632751/
YouTube.com, Richlands vs Poquson, 2010 VA State Championship highlights (Johnson is #44 in blue): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBca5Nq63Y