Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek receiver Calvin Johnson is already one of the nation’s top receiver prospects, but if there were any doubts of that they were squashed this past weekend when he tore it up at the Georgia senior camp.
“I had a great time and I guess I did a pretty good job,” a modest Johnson said. “Coach (Mark) Richt said he was impressed and excited about how well I did.”
Johnson said that he went up against several defensive backs and a few guys like Leodis McKelvin of Ware County, Ga., did quite well.
“The guy from Ware County did really well,” Johnson said. “He was sticking to guys all over the place. I also heard that Brandon Miller was the man. I didn’t see him, but he was the talk of camp.”
In the end, though, Johnson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 6 receiver and No. 34 player overall, said he had a great time in Athens.
“I had a great time,” he said. “I got to talk to all of the coaches. I really liked the receiver coach (John Eason). I really liked his approach. I did talk to coach Richt about the academics.”
With rival Georgia Tech being UGA’s top competition to land Johnson, the standout receiver said the UGA staff talked to him about how the engineering school compares to the one at Tech.
“He told me that’s the No. 1 thing that people don’t know about Georgia,” Johnson said. “He said that they have a great engineering school and most people don’t realize it. I don’t know if it really compares to the Georgia Tech one, but I liked what I saw there. It was better situation in engineering than I thought.”
Johnson said, though, he’s still not in a rush to make a final decision and his top four remains the same – Georgia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
“I’m still planning on visiting Oklahoma and Notre Dame,” Johnson, who is 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, said.
“I think I’m going to visit both of them during the season and see what they’re like. It’s still pretty much the same situation for all of the schools. I really like the two in-state teams, but I think I owe it to myself to see what it’s like at the others on my list.”