Mike Johnson Receives Purdue Offer
The Purdue Boilermakers offered 2014 cornerback Mike Johnson today. That makes his fourth Division 1 offer and he’s off to a good start his junior season.
“Purdue offered,” Johnson said. “I heard they have a really good academic program. My coach was talking about them today, saying they have a really good program.”
“USF, UCF and Iowa State” are the other three scholarship offers that he currently holds. “I like all of the schools. I am open to the recruiting process. I don’t want to commit now and regret what I did, so I am just waiting.”
The Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside High School standout talked more about his offers.
USF—“I am going to their game tomorrow against Rutgers. I know the coaches. I met with the DBs coach (Rick Smith), I talk with him a lot. I talk to coach (Peter) Vaas. I talk to coach Skip (Holtz) too. He tells me what’s going on and that he wants to see me at some of the games. They offered me at the Sling-and-Shoot.”
Iowa State—“They definitely have my attention. They were the first school to offer me. They just came out of the blue and I didn’t expect them to. My first offer will always be up there. I am not ever going to forget about my first offer. I talk to coach Shane Burnham.”
UCF—“I have high interest in them. When I took a visit to them I was impressed. I love the indoor practice field. That just caught my eye right there. I saw how the coaches were. They are tight with all of the students there. I took a visit during the summer and liked it a lot. I went with Mike Love, Pete DiNovo, Artavious Scott, Nate Godwin, Jordan Sherit and Robert Davis.”
Other colleges are showing him interest via mail. “I got Miami, Florida State, Georgia, Mississippi a lot, Michigan State and Louisville.”
As a lifelong fan of the Hurricanes, Johnson knows a lot about their program. His former quarterback, freshman Gray Crow, is playing at Miami.
“They are my favorite,” Johnson said of the Canes. “It has always been my favorite team since I was little. I grew up watching them. My favorite player in the NFL is Andre Johnson. They are a private school. You would think from when they won the national championship that they are just a football school, but they are an academic school. They invited me to all of their home games. I am planning to go to the game this weekend.”
When the 5-foot-11, 172-pounder makes his decision, it will come down to academics and playing time.