By Keith McGonigle.
One of the biggest needs in the coming years for the Tigers is linebacker. So Clemson fans were happy to see highly rated A.J. Johnson from Gainesville, Georgia in attendance at last weekend’s game against North Texas.
“The trip went good; it was a good game I was impressed by Clemson’s defensive ends. I think they will be real good this year,” said A.J. “I talked to Coach Napier and Coach Steele, they said they were glad to see me. They know that a lot of top schools are after me so they were happy I came to Clemson for the first game.”
A.J. said that Tennessee and Florida have moved to the top of his list followed by Clemson.
“There is something about those SEC schools,” said Johnson.
The 6’3” 226 lbs. linebacker plans to take his visits and is going to see how each school does this year, and then he will make his decision near the end of his football year.
The senior linebacker is playing for Gainesville high school they are 1-1 so far. A.J. says he has been doing well and has a whole bunch of tackles. A.J. does not only play linebacker, but says he likes to have the ball in his hands and he returns kicks and plays the QB in the wildcat (he has a touchdown doing each).
A.J. plans on coming back to Clemson for the big match-up against University of Miami. Hopefully Clemson and Miami can show him what ACC football is all about durin the visit.