Johnson: I Grew Up a Miami Fan

Johnson: I Grew Up a Miami Fan

Tito Benach
2015 ATH Jaquan Johnson led his Killian Cougars to one of the greatest seasons and playoff runs in school history. He is hoping to learn from it and and use it as fuel for next season.

“It was a great experience for me, because that was my first time. I was excited to be there and I wanted to win, but it didn’t turn out our way. Now we are just learning from it, we are learning from that experience to get better. The main difference from our team last year and this year is the focus. We are more focused now then we were last year as a whole team.”

Johnson was a leader on and off the field despite only being a sophomore. he believes it is an honor to be considered a leader by many and is looking forward to doing it for more years.

“It just means that all the work I put in before I was in high school really paid off. Everybody looks up to me because I have really put in the effort to be better then my opponent. It’s just a really great experience and I’m happy that I can do it for all four years and not only one.”

Johnson is currently sidelined with a strained back and is not participating in spring with the team. However, he is expected to be back on June 3rd.

Despite his young age, the rising junior is attracting major interest from schools all around the country including Tennessee, Clemson, Florida State, Florida and Miami.

While the Killian product is gaining major interest from dozens of schools he claims that every one is even and has no leader.

“Everybody is about the same, the schools I’ve been talking to Florida State, Florida and Miami. All of them are the same.”

Miami offered Johnson back in February and has stayed in constant contact with the staff since

“ My relationship with Miami is very close, I just like that they are trying to bring back Miami, what we lost. I grew up a Miami fan and we lost the swagger that we had, and the excitement and how we used to play. Thats what they are trying to bring back and that’s what I’m looking forward to if I do commit to Miami.”

Johnson is also highly interested in the cross state rival, Florida, and described what his draw to their program is.

“I like the campus and the facilities, they are big. The weight room looks nice, and the coach who is recruiting me is really cool.”

Johnson has no plans of an early decision but knows what coaches will need to do to land him.

“I just want to gain trust and be able to believe everything they tell me is exactly how it is and from there just be able to go an play ball.”
 

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Great story Tito. Good to hear his back injury should be OK.
 
2015 ATH Jaquan Johnson led his Killian Cougars to one of the greatest seasons and playoff runs in school history. He is hoping to learn from it and and use it as fuel for next season.

“It was a great experience for me, because that was my first time. I was excited to be there and I wanted to win, but it didn’t turn out our way. Now we are just learning from it, we are learning from that experience to get better. The main difference from our team last year and this year is the focus. We are more focused now then we were last year as a whole team.”

Johnson was a leader on and off the field despite only being a sophomore. he believes it is an honor to be considered a leader by many and is looking forward to doing it for more years.

“It just means that all the work I put in before I was in high school really paid off. Everybody looks up to me because I have really put in the effort to be better then my opponent. It’s just a really great experience and I’m happy that I can do it for all four years and not only one.”

Johnson is currently sidelined with a strained back and is not participating in spring with the team. However, he is expected to be back on June 3rd.

Despite his young age, the rising junior is attracting major interest from schools all around the country including Tennessee, Clemson, Florida State, Florida and Miami.

While the Killian product is gaining major interest from dozens of schools he claims that every one is even and has no leader.

“Everybody is about the same, the schools I’ve been talking to Florida State, Florida and Miami. All of them are the same.”

Miami offered Johnson back in February and has stayed in constant contact with the staff since

“ My relationship with Miami is very close, I just like that they are trying to bring back Miami, what we lost. I grew up a Miami fan and we lost the swagger that we had, and the excitement and how we used to play. Thats what they are trying to bring back and that’s what I’m looking forward to if I do commit to Miami.”

Johnson is also highly interested in the cross state rival, Florida, and described what his draw to their program is.

“I like the campus and the facilities, they are big. The weight room looks nice, and the coach who is recruiting me is really cool.”

Johnson has no plans of an early decision but knows what coaches will need to do to land him.

“I just want to gain trust and be able to believe everything they tell me is exactly how it is and from there just be able to go an play ball.”
Oh man, he used the " I grew up a Miami fan" statement .
 
2015 ATH Jaquan Johnson led his Killian Cougars to one of the greatest seasons and playoff runs in school history. He is hoping to learn from it and and use it as fuel for next season.

“It was a great experience for me, because that was my first time. I was excited to be there and I wanted to win, but it didn’t turn out our way. Now we are just learning from it, we are learning from that experience to get better. The main difference from our team last year and this year is the focus. We are more focused now then we were last year as a whole team.”

Johnson was a leader on and off the field despite only being a sophomore. he believes it is an honor to be considered a leader by many and is looking forward to doing it for more years.

“It just means that all the work I put in before I was in high school really paid off. Everybody looks up to me because I have really put in the effort to be better then my opponent. It’s just a really great experience and I’m happy that I can do it for all four years and not only one.”

Johnson is currently sidelined with a strained back and is not participating in spring with the team. However, he is expected to be back on June 3rd.

Despite his young age, the rising junior is attracting major interest from schools all around the country including Tennessee, Clemson, Florida State, Florida and Miami.

While the Killian product is gaining major interest from dozens of schools he claims that every one is even and has no leader.

“Everybody is about the same, the schools I’ve been talking to Florida State, Florida and Miami. All of them are the same.”

Miami offered Johnson back in February and has stayed in constant contact with the staff since

“ My relationship with Miami is very close, I just like that they are trying to bring back Miami, what we lost. I grew up a Miami fan and we lost the swagger that we had, and the excitement and how we used to play. Thats what they are trying to bring back and that’s what I’m looking forward to if I do commit to Miami.”

Johnson is also highly interested in the cross state rival, Florida, and described what his draw to their program is.

“I like the campus and the facilities, they are big. The weight room looks nice, and the coach who is recruiting me is really cool.”

Johnson has no plans of an early decision but knows what coaches will need to do to land him.

“I just want to gain trust and be able to believe everything they tell me is exactly how it is and from there just be able to go an play ball.”
Oh man, he used the " I grew up a Miami fan" statement .
I figured someone would post about this eventually
 
Great stuff as always. Need to keep the local studs at home. JUST WIN BABY WIN
 
nice job Tito you guys have been killing it with the interviews
 
He would be a priority if he was a 2014 kid. Absolute stud.
 
Nice interview.

Should have asked him about the "coaches are acting stupid" comments.
 
Nice interview.

Should have asked him about the "coaches are acting stupid" comments.
I don't think that was him. It was Scarlett, the RB from U School I think. Teammate of the infamous. I dare not mention his name for this thread will go full potato rapidly after.
 
I grew up a Miami fan = I will not got to Miami.
 
I grew up a Miami fan = I will not got to Miami.
What about Duke Johnson? Deon Bush? Corn Elder? S Moris? Grace? Coley? Perryman? Chickillo? A Crawford? R Williams? Dorsett? M Lewis?

Its whoever he has the best relationship with and if UM wins 10 games these kids on the fence could have a better relationship with fsu or uf staff but winning can keep them home and there family will tell them to stay if we win and start putting guys in the league again (not 5th round picks 1st and 2nd rounders)
 
dude is a baller. not many kids make all dade first team as a freshman. thats just sick
 
Jaquan if u read these boards welcome to the U, we know u gonna be a cane.
 
heavy UF lean, real tight w/ their safety coach
 
Just a thought.... but it's "than" not "then" in comparisons: greater than, less than, more than, worse than, better than, faster than, slower than etc....
 
UF UM battle

UM is starting to make up ground after waiting a little longer than UF to offer
 
God I hate Florida they should only recruit kids that grow up in trailers.
 

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