Johnson Shines at Nike Camp

Johnson Shines at Nike Camp

After sending four players to BCS schools in 2010, one might think that Cape Coral will be down in talent for new Head Coach Brad Metheny. They would be wrong, two players already sport BCS offers and Chris Johnson could be the next prospect to emerge.

Johnson played mainly OLB as a junior, the 6'0, 185 pound athlete could transition back to defensive back at the next level. Schools will face some unusual competition for Johnson however, he is a standout in the classroom with a GPA well over 4.0 and the test scores to match. While he has received several academic scholarships, he is still waiting on his first D-1 football offer, "I have worked hard in the classroom, it is something that I take seriously. I try to bring that same effort to the football field and whatever I do."

He showed that effort on Sunday by making the 2.5 hour drive from the Cape for Miami's Nike Camp, "the competition was as good as it gets, but that just makes me want to work harder. I felt that I improved as the day progressed." Johnson worked out with the DBs, "the coaching was excellent, I learned a ton of things that I did not know, a lot of new technique, it was a great experience."

Johnson commented about the talent level, "it really showed my strengths and weaknesses, it gave me a taste of what the next level will be like. It was a great camp."

The next phase for Johnson will be Spring football, "we have a new head coach so things will inevitably be a little different, in a way everyone is starting from scratch. We were sorry to see Coach Goebbel retire, but we are excited to get back out on the field." Johnson is known as a hitter which is one reason he excelled at OLB, he is a good enough athlete however to be an outstanding DB, "we will have to wait and see how things work out in the Spring, we have a lot of athletes that can play anywhere, we just need to come together as a unit."

Cape Coral went 10-0 in the regular season in 2009 and lost a tight game to Charlotte in the second round of playoffs, "we probably will not have quite the expectations as last year, but I think we have the potential to be just as good." With prospects like Prince Holloway, Edsel Caprice, and Josh Monteagudo returning he might be right.

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