June 27, 2012

Johnson talks recruiting

Houston (Texas) Alief Taylor running back Trevorris Johnson is hearing the most from Arkansas and California.

"I visited Cal last weekend," Johnson said. "It was nice. It was beautiful. They showed me around the school. They told me about the academics. I really enjoyed myself down there. The school was nice. I loved it. I met Aaron Rodgers while I was down there too, so that was pretty nice. It was cool. I talked to him for a few minutes. He's a pretty nice guy."

He hopes to make the trip to Fayetteville for an unofficial visit next month to see what the Razorbacks have to offer.

Johnson, who is rated as a three-star recruit, the nation's No. 47 running back and the No. 75 overall prospect in Texas by Rivals.com, who claims scholarship offers from Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, SMU, Utah and Wake Forest, while Texas A&M and Texas Tech have shown interest.

"Boise has been one of my favorite schools growing up," Johnson said. "U of H is real close to home, so that's kind of a plus. Utah is a good school too. I have a friend up there [Kansas] that is playing for them now, and he said it's pretty cool up there up there. I just want to visit and see what they're about up there. Coach [Charlie] Weis is a cool guy. I like talking to him."

Johnson added he is interested in visiting Boise State, Houston, Kansas and Utah.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Lone Star State running back said he will make an official visit to Wake Forest likely after the season.

Derrick Jackson is recruiting Johnson for the Demon Deacons.

"We talk from time to time on Facebook, and I call him probably every other week," Johnson said. "He's a funny dude."

Johnson wants to attend a school with a strong academic reputation that can puts him in position to succeed after he graduates and his football-playing days are over.

He hopes to begin narrowing his list of schools down and make a final decision likely sometime in January.

Johnson rushed 115 times for 744 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

"I work hard," Johnson said. "I never give up. I like running up the middle. If I breakaway they're not catching me. I have good breakaway speed. I have good vision. There's always some things I need to work on. I have a few kinks I need to work on. I need to work on my consistency, just getting those big runs, just being one of those great every-down backs."

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