If you been following our Twitter account the last few years, chances are that you have seen Logan Johnson in some capacity. The class of 2021 slot receiver stands to be one of the smallest players on the field at around 5’6″, but in terms of work ethic, passion for the game of football, and skill level, Logan Johnson is a giant.
Just last year as a junior Johnson had over 1000 yards receiving on 62 receptions and 18 touchdowns. He earned All-State on our website, and was the top receiving target for UGA qaurterback commit Brock Vandergriff. It is not just in varsity game where Johnson excels though, but at camps, and also 7v7 events where he goes up against some of the top corners in the southeast, and more times than not, Johnson BBQ’s the defender.
The proof is in the pudding, just roll back the tape, and watch Johnson do his thing. That success should not be too big of a surprise, at least for us here at RG. Over the last 5 years, we have evaluated over 5000 athletes here in the state of Georgia, and Johnson is one of the best route runners that we have ever seen. Period. Point blank.
Also, his quickness is off the charts, and has run shuttle times just south of 4.0 seconds. So the uber-quick athlete that has produced against all competition at every stop of his football career so far, and he is still looking for his first D1 offer.
Leading up to his senior year, Johnson talked about how his recruitment is going.
“Recruiting has gone pretty good this offseason. I have had a lot of great conversations with coaches. A few schools that I have talked with are Troy, FIU, West Florida, and Wyoming. There’s really too many to list off the top of my head.”
The always optimistic Johnson has not had the same exposure opportunities this offseason with the Covid-19 pandemic, but has made the most of his time.
“The Coronavirus has been a real challenge for a lot of people, but for me it has just made me push myself even harder knowing everyone else has not been working during this time.”
Johnson then went on to talk about his strengths as a football player, “My biggest strength on the field is my ability to create separation and make defenders miss.” And then, he talked his biggest weakness, “I’m sure people could say I have weaknesses to my game, but to me there are no weaknesses, just things I can improve on.”
You might notice that Johnson has added some weight this offseason, at least we did from the most recently clips of the Elite 11 event from earlier this month. Johnson says that he is now up 20 lbs. from last fall and believes it will make a difference.
“I feel like (the muscle) is going to play a huge role in my game this year,” Johnson stated.
This will be a big fall for Johnson and Prince Avenue, and the 2021 athlete has some lofty goals for the season.
“My goals for this season are to do everything I can to help my team win the region title and our first state championship.” Johnson continued, “My personal goals are to finish the season for the second consecutive year as First Team All-State WR, First Team All-Region WR, First Team All-County WR, First Team All-Athens Area WR and to try and break the single season touchdown and receiving yards record for the state of Georgia.”
We told you those were some lofty goals, but some would be a repeat from his junior year. Johnson is also within reach of making elite list of Georgia high school receivers too. “I’m around 1500-1600 yards away from being top 10 in the state all time for receiving yards and that is a goal for me as well.”
Right now, Johnson is taking his recruitment day-by-day. The lack of summer camps have obviously had an impact, but if he starts his senior year the way he finished his junior, getting over 200 yards receiving against the eventual state champs in ELCA, then he could very well clear a lot of those goals off his list. That of course could lead to an uptick in recruiting interest for the heavily slept on receiver, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear about his 2020 season and recruitment progresses throughout the fall.
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