Some people thought when Orlando Olympia running back Chris Johnson broke his leg this season and missed seven games, his changes at playing Division I football were slim and none. However, the 6-foot, 175-pound Johnson showed that he’s a survivor.
After the injury, Johnson came back with 400 yards and seven touchdowns in the final three games of his senior season. That’s enough to scholarship offers from East Carolina and East Carolina, plus weekly calls now are coming from those two and Nebraska, Wake Forest and Florida.
“I’m still open to about anybody,” Johnson said. “I’m going to visit East Carolina some time in January, but I don’t know what date yet. I’m just enjoying this and glad that the teams are still after me, despite what happened.”
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Johnson does have the physical tools. He’s one of Florida’s top sprinters with a 10.61-second time in the 100 meters.