Jackson (Miss.) Provine athlete Anthony Johnson just finished the second leg of his three week trek across the state of Mississippi and this weekend he will finish it up with an official visit to Southern Miss.
"I took an official visit to Ole Miss this past weekend," Johnson said. "Me and my dad went up there and I think that things went pretty well. I had a good time and I learned a lot about the school and the new coaching staff while I was up there."
Johnson attended the NIKE camp in Baton Rouge in early May. He registered in at 5-foot-10 and weighed 188 pounds. He ran a solid 4.6 second 40-yard dash, had a 4.25 second shuttle, posted a 31.5-inch vertical jump and did 15 reps on the bench press.
"I was really impressed by the weight room and all on the visit," Johnson said. "I don't know if they were as good as Alabama's, but they were still really good, I had not seen them before. I got to sit down and talk with Coach Orgeron and he was telling me how they need some cornerbacks in there to come in and help right away."
As a junior he had 24 catches for 639 yards and 11 touchdowns, but also added seven interceptions as a 4A all-state performer.
"Right now Mississippi State and Ole Miss are probably a little bit ahead right now," Johnson said. "I still have to take my official visit to Southern Miss this weekend and it will give me a chance to learn more about them."