Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney quarterback Derrell Johnson is one of the most talented athletes in the Buckeye State. However much will depend on his academic status.
The 6-foot-2 and 185 pound Johnson played quarterback for Campbell Memorial his junior season. However Johnson is being recruited as an athlete.
"All the schools are recruiting me as either a defensive back or wide receiver," Johnson said. "North Carolina, Akron, Cincinnati, Iowa, and West Virginia have offered.
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"West Virginia is probably my favorite. My cousin plays there. I like the atmosphere and the facilities.
"I went to West Virginia's camp first, then the Ohio State camp. And I went to the Ohio State senior camp too. After that I went to Penn State's camp. I liked West Virginia and Ohio State's best."
Asked about the schools he is interested in, Johnson said, "Obviously Ohio State and West Virginia. And North Carolina, Iowa, Cincinnati, and Penn State."
Johnson threw for over 1400 yards and also rushed for over 1400 during his junior season. He is the No. 44 prospect in the state of Ohio in the Rivals.com player rankings.