A Peach State battle appears to be brewing for one of the nation’s elite players.
Four-star Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek wide receiver Calvin Johnson says it’s going to be a difficult task for outsiders to knock off either Georgia or Georgia Tech in his recruitment.
“At this point, I’d say it would be pretty hard to do that,” he said. “I’m not closing the door on anyone, but Georgia and Georgia Tech are up there a lot higher than anyone else. I’d really like to play close to home, and both of those schools have a lot of the things I’m looking for.”
Breaking down the favorites, Johnson said the Bulldogs have “great coaches and the depth chart looks good. They want some more big wide receivers.”
Regarding Tech, he also praised the coaching staff and noted the strong engineering program. Johnson carries a 3.5 GPA, has scored a 1000 on the SAT. He’s going to take the test again in October in hopes of scoring 1200 or higher.
He also has scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, among others.
A member of the Rivals100 Team and the nation’s No. 6 wideout, Johnson caught 34 passes for 780 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior. He’s ready to improve on those figures in 2003 after a high-profile offseason.
“All this recruiting stuff has been pretty fun,” he said. “It’s given my confidence a big boost. I can’t wait to get the season started.”