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Dinwiddie (VA) junior Bradley Johnson racked up 113 tackles including 74 solo efforts and six tackles-for-loss in the 2007 season, earning first-team all-Central district and first-team all-Tri-cities honors for his play at the linebacker position. The 6-1, 210-pound prospect impressed college coaches with his performance and currently boasts four official college scholarship offers to date.
Duke, East Carolina, Richmond and West Virginia are the four programs that have offered.
“All of my offers were a surprise,” Johnson said. “I really didn’t believe it at first.”
West Virginia was the first school to offer, something Johnson remembers vividly.
“I was getting ready to lift during fourth period, when my coach came in and read the paper to everybody in the whole class,” Johnson said. “It was a great feeling.”
Johnson has not received heavy interest from Virginia and Virginia Tech so far, but he does plan to attend camps at both schools.
“I have interest in the in-state schools, but basically I really like the border-state schools and the in-state schools,” said Johnson.
There are no favorites, Johnson says, but he did enjoy a recent unofficial visit to the University of Tennessee.
“I went to Tennessee last week,” Johnson said. “I went down there to visit. It was amazing. The atmosphere was great. I really liked the stadium. It was like an NFL stadium. They want me to come back for camp before they offer.”
Johnson was a key part of Dinwiddie’s success last season. The Generals finished the year at 9-2, a major turnaround from a 3-7 record the previous season. Johnson primarily plays linebacker, but he also played strong safety on occasion.
“Most colleges are recruiting me to play linebacker,” Johnson said. “This year, I played defense most of the time but I also got in on offense. I was linebacker most of the time, but I did play strong safety sometimes in coverage. I’m going to play offense and defense evenly next year. I’m going to be a running back and I’m looking forward to it.”
Right now, Johnson is busy preparing for his senior season. He has been lifting and training with Velocity, which helped the talented prospect turn in a solid performance at a recent Nike Camp.
“I scored an 82 on my SPARQ. I earned all-combine honors...
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