Norfolk (Va.) Booker T. Washington safety Rodney Johnson suffered an injury that sidelined him for much of the season. The good news is that it didn't hurt the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder's status with recruiting.
"I suffered a knee injury in the third or fourth game of the year," he said. "It was a slight meniscus tear and it takes a month or two to heal. It's good now; I'm actually running track.
"I missed the rest of the season. I just didn't feel safe and there was the possibility I could have messed it up more. I did well on the year though. I had two interceptions in the Norcom game and I could tell that I was able to shift better and break better."
Regarding his recruitment, Johnson still holds five offers.
"I still have all my offers," he said. "I'm talking to college coaches and getting feedback. West Virginia still has my offer out. I'm definitely looking at them and I would love to visit, but the only thing is it's a long drive."
One visit did occur recently for Johnson and that was to East Carolina.
"I took a visit to East Carolina and it was great, I love it down there. I loved the track and football programs. Other than that, I have visited Richmond, Old Dominion and Hampton."
Despite the solid visit, Johnson is open and plans to take it slow.
"I'm keeping my head up and talking to colleges," he said. "I'm definitely taking my time.
"I'm really worried about the academic side of schools. I put academics before athletics any day of the week. I want a college that has my major, physical therapy. I want to get a Ph.D. My personal goal is to start a center for kids."