One of the best players in the Golden State this season is linebacker Mark Johnson (6-4, 230, 4.45) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey. Johnson played at Culver City, Calif., as a junior but apparently D-I schools have found out where he is has he is racking up offers like he does tackles.
One respected evaluator told Rivals.com that Johnson is one of the top five players in California.
Johnson is a big time player with big time skills and is a big time hitter.
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As a junior, Johnson racked up 150 tackles, had 11 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries, eight sacks and one interception. His performance saw him earn all-CIF, all-league and was League Defensive Player of the Year.
According to Johnson he has offers from the likes of Florida, Tennessee, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, and Cal. He pretty much is getting offers from anyone who has seen his highlight tape, which incidentally is headed to Rivals.com for your viewing pleasure.
LSU, Baylor and Washington State were on the Dorsey campus yesterday (May 2nd) and a representative from Miami is scheduled to show up this coming Friday.
Johnson plays the game with reckless abandon and intensity. He is very competitive and team oriented. Johnson will do whatever his coach asks of him. He just wants to help his team win.
Johnson currently benches 300, squats 460, cleans 250 and has recorded a 38-inch vertical jump.
"I am very open at this time regarding colleges," Johnson said. "I want to play for a school that will put in the position."
"I have a goal to get to the next level after college," Johnson said. "I would like to play for a coaching staff that can help to develop me."
"I also want to get a good education," Johnson said. "So a school that has a good academic reputation will also be a consideration."