Devan Johnson and Joe Yezovich out of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills are two versatile prospects that could play fullback or linebacker at the next level. Both players have started receiving interest from major colleges across the country.
"Joe and Devan are getting interest from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia and others," said Woodland Hills head coach George Novak. "I don't think either of them have any favorite schools at this time."
The 6-foot-1, 227-pound Johnson is the half brother of 49ers running back Kevin Barlow.
"He is a big kid that has a lot of potential and can run," he said. "He is a very talented player that probably will be a linebacker in college. He doesn't quite have the height yet, but he still could grow. He is a good student and a wonderful all-around kid. I think he is definitely a Division I kid."
Last season Johnson hauled in 12 receptions for 284 yards and six touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Novak feels the 5-foot-11, 220-pound Yezovich is one of the best players on the team.
"He is just an outstanding blocker and has been a three year starter for us," he said. "He is a very good special team's player too and has the ability to play linebacker.
"I believe he'll be a fullback in college because anybody that runs the I-formation is going to want this kid. He makes tons of highlight blocks for Marcel Farrish. Besides being a great blocker, Joe catches the ball out of the backfield really well too. He is also a superb student, No. 1 in his class."
Both players are looking to head to the Adidas camp, Nike Camp at Penn State and the Metro Index Combine this spring.