It's been an interesting recruiting road for Storm Johnson from Loganville, Georgia. This four-star running back prospect was expected to commit to LSU, one of his dream schools over the summer. It didn't work out as planned so now Johnson has opened things back up.
"It was disappointing to me," Johnson said. "But hey, I understand that this is a business and LSU has to do what's best for them and I have to do what's best for me. I am still interested in playing for the Tigers. They say they want to see me play this fall.
"At the same time, I have opened things back up and I am now looking at 12 teams or so."
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Of the teams on Johnson's short list, one currently stands out above the others.
"It's Florida State. They are my leader. My brother (A.J.) went to school there back in the '90s. I love the atmosphere there and I like Jimbo Fisher and his offense. Florida State is in the top three of putting players in the NFL. I mean there is so much to like about that school."
Johnson says he will travel to Tallahassee for their opening game against Miami. He also likes Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson, West Virginia, Michigan State and many others.
"I will see who really recruits me hard this fall. Playing time will also be a big issue with me. I just want a chance to play. I also want to play for a good school with good tradition. I want to really feel at home."
Johnson, 6-1 and 215 pounds, is now at a new school after leaving Buford last spring. Loganville is currently ranked in the Georgia Top 10 (4A).
"I am excited about the season. This is a great offense, a pro-style offense and I think I can be very productive in the run and passing game."
Loganville open up their season on Friday, August 28th against Clarke Central.