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Interest is coming for VA wideout

After two big seasons on the football field, Stafford (Va.) Mountain View wide receiver Anthony Johnson is getting some interest. Plenty of colleges are eyeing the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder.
"I haven't gotten any offers, but I've gotten a lot of interest from schools," he said. "I'm keeping everything open right now as I'm just a huge fan of college football.
"I've heard from West Virginia, Pittsburgh, NC State, Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland. My dad actually played at Maryland."
Clearly the interest is coming in, what does Johnson want in a school?
"I really want the whole family thing and that I can count on my team," he said. "I'd like a good college winning tradition, a school that knows how to win."
While his junior season wasn't quite as breakout as his sophomore, Johnson did post 43 receptions for 700-yards and five touchdowns on his way to first team all-region, area and district honors.
"I think I did ok," he said. "I missed a few games due to a high ankle sprain, but still managed to finish second in the area."
Mountain View assistant coach Dan Ruppert discussed his star prospect further.
"He's a really good kid as far as kids go," he said. "He's a hard worker and a really intelligent receiver. He's a good route runner and has exceptional ball skills. Basically, if the ball is thrown to Anthony he'll catch it. He's not a kid that'll drop a lot of passes and he can make the spectacular catch.
"He's a good blocker at wide receiver. He's got a pop to him and lays the wood a bit. He's also a hard runner."
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