Three-star wide receiver Denver Johnson recaps the highlights of his Iowa State visit and chimes in…
Johnson To Give Arkansas A Look
Oklahoma City Casady senior Denver Johnson (6-3, 215) – a Tulsa commit - said Monday that he plans to be on hand for Arkansas' Elite Camp on July 24.
"I'm still working out the details and talking things over with my mom, but that's my plan and I am excited about getting over there and checking things out," Johnson said. "The coaches have done a good job at telling me about what Arkansas has to offer and I want to see for myself."
Johnson, who had 39 catches for 506 yards and five touchdowns last season, has offers from Tulsa and Iowa State so far.
"I have those two offers, but schools like Arkansas, Penn State, K-State (Kansas State), TCU and Texas Tech are all talking to me and showing interest," Johnson said. "I am committed to TU, love TU and the coaches there, but it is just July and I want to make sure I am making the right decision and that I am 100 percent sure about it."
Arkansas has been on Johnson for awhile with offensive line coach Sam Pittman – who is in charge of Oklahoma recruiting for the Razorbacks – and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney having stopped by the school a few times this spring.
"Coach Pittman and the OC both came by my school and wanted to make sure I got to one of their camps so I could see what Arkansas is all about," Johnson said. "Obviously it is in the SEC and that's great football."
Johnson obviously has nice size and uses it on the football field.
"I think my biggest strengths are my size, my ability to block and my ability to go up and get the football," Johnson said. "I run about a 4.59 in the 40 right now so I need to get that down to a low 4.5."
Johnson is part of a loaded Casady squad, whose roster also includes one of the nation's top offensive linemen in Josh Wariboko, cornerback Max Wariboko, safety Gary Woods, quarterback T'Quan Wallace, defensive lineman Camren Proby and defensive end Tim Giddings all looked at as Division I prospects.
Casady is a private school that plays in a league that also includes Oklahoma schools Holland Hall and Heritage Hall and several schools from Texas.
"It's a high level of football and we have a lot of talent," Johnson said. "I really think we have a chance to win it all."
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