Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange wide receiver Garrett Johnson has picked up his first offer from Northwestern yesterday from lead recruiter Dennis Springer.
Springer told West Orange head coach Bob Head that Johnson had an offer on the table for the Class of 2014.
The speedy wideout said, "It feels great. I've been hoping for one and putting in a lot of work. I guess it's finally paying off."
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As a junior the 5-foot-9, 160-pounder finished with 735 yards receiving while adding 300 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on offense.
The versatile athlete can fill in as a change of pace running back or make plays on the perimeter.
He is quick enough to get separation off the line of scrimmage against bigger defensive backs. Johnson reaches his top end speed in a hurry and provides vertical threat in the passing game.
Boston College is showing serious interest and could be the next to offer according to Johnson and assistant coach Joe Light. Rutgers and Wake Forest are also evaluating the Orlando area standout.
Johnson grew up a fan of Florida. He regular attends games and has plans to participate in the Gators Friday Night Lights camp this summer.