Dinwiddie (VA) linebacker Bradley Johnson grew up a Virginia Tech fan but had never visited Blacksburg before this past Saturday, when he attended Tech’s senior camp. The experience – which included the camp as well as a tour of the campus – met all of Johnson’s expectations.
“I really liked it. It was amazing,” Johnson said of Virginia Tech. “I got to visit the campus afterwards. Virginia Tech has a real nice campus and I liked the academic buildings. I liked the facilities. I felt like I could play there.”
As for the camp itself, the highlight was the coaching staff.
“I like the coaches. They are really intense and they really can coach,” said Johnson, whose primary recruiter is Jim Cavanaugh.
A 6-1, 210-pound standout who earned first-team all-Central district and first-team all-city honors last season as a junior, Johnson holds official scholarship offers from Duke, East Carolina, Maryland, Richmond, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. A decision should come very soon.
“I’m going to Maryland on the 24th [of June],” said Johnson, who is also planning to attend several 7-on-7 camps with his team as well as a North Carolina camp this month. “That’ll probably be the last camp I go to. Sometime before August, I plan on making my decision.”
Asked where Virginia Tech stands on his list, Johnson replied, “Virginia Tech is definitely up there. There is no question about that. I’m still considering other colleges, though.”
In his junior season, Johnson racked up 113 tackles including 74 solo efforts and six tackles-for-loss. He says he is being recruited to play linebacker on the next level, adding that the Hokies like him as a Whip or a Rover.
6-5, 200-pound wide receiver/tight end Sam Haskins also made the trek to Blacksburg last weekend. The Dinwiddie star rising senior did well according to Johnson. Currently, Haskins holds offers from Minnesota, Delaware and Towson.
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