Rising junior quarterback Nick Johns of Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga already has one offer and is hoping to add to that total before his season starts. He will have that chance at an upcoming SEC visit.
"Recruiting is good," said Johns, who is 6-foot-3 and 216 pounds. "I've been to a few camps and I picked up an offer from Virginia at their 7-on-7 tournament. I'm going to be at South Carolina in two weeks."
Johns has also camped at Duke, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State and North Carolina. He claims that Vanderbilt, Duke and Penn State have all been showing serious interest since his camp appearance.
"At the camps I was trying to prove that I can consistently be accurate and show them my athletic ability as well," he said.
Grabbing his first offer from Virginia, Johns shared his thoughts on the ACC program.
"UVa is stepping up with recruiting with their coach, Coach London," said Johns. "When he approached me and told me they were going to offer me it felt like all my hard work throughout the summer paid off. I felt like I should have had more offers and I was putting too much pressure on my shoulders."
As already mentioned, Penn State is also showing serious interest in Johns. This is a program he is very familiar with since his father played for the Nittany Lions.
"I would always watch Penn State because my dad played there," he said. "I've been to about 20 games with my dad."
Johns will soon turn his full focus on his upcoming junior season.
"I think we should be a favorite to win the WCAC over Good Counsel and DeMatha. No one is giving us respect," he said. "I have definitely gotten faster and stronger since last season. I went from a 5.1 40 to a 4.73 in three months."