October 9, 2009

Johnson ends it early

Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson is one of the hottest 2011 prospects in the state of Mississippi.

In just over a month into the recruiting process the 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior had picked up offers from Mississippi State, LSU and Ole Miss. But he decided to get things over with early and remain close to home giving his commitment to Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs.

"I did it because I really liked Mississippi State, their program and what Coach Mullen is doing there," said Johnson. "Plus, it is only 45 minutes down the road. Coach Mullen is a great recruiter and all Mississippi State needs is more great recruits. Right now, they just have to get the fundamentals down and they will be just fine. When they cut down on their turnovers, they will start winning a lot more."

Johnson follows in the footsteps of another Philadelphia standout defender, Josh Boyd, to chose to play at MSU. Boyd is in his freshman season and is already making an impact as a backup defensive tackle.

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