Coaches from the Big Ten and MAC conferences have been checking in on Fort Wayne (IN) South Side product Greg Johnson. The 5-foot-11 athlete says Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan State, Miami or Ohio, Ball State, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan have all stopped by his school this spring. Eastern Michigan has offered a scholarship. Johnson believes Indiana and Purdue are close to offering.
"Those schools are probably my favorites, as well as Northwestern. I talk to them a lot too," Johnson said. "I want to go to a big school where football is big, hopefully a Big Ten school."
Johnson plays quarterback and some cornerback for South Side High School.
"The coaches say I can play any position in college, maybe wide receiver or defensive back," Johnson said. "My strengths are I am fast, quick and strong. I am explosive. I am willing to play offense or defense."
Johnson plans to attend a 7-on-7 camp at Michigan State in June. He hopes a good performance will land and offer.
"I also will be visiting Indiana and Northwestern. I will be participating in another 7 on 7 at Northwestern as well."
Johnson will be busy this summer participating in the Athletes with Purpose program. The AWP team will be traveling around the Midwest participating in seven-on-seven competitions. Johnson hopes to improve his agility, quickness and technique as a defensive back this summer.
"Most of the best athletes from around here are all trained in the AWP program. Tyquan Hammock (signed with Michigan State), Lawrence Barnett (Indiana), and Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame) all trained in it last year. Me and Rod Smith (Rivals100 prospect) train together this year. We grew up together since we were about six year old."