Tenn. OL Checks In

Tenn. OL Checks In

One of the most sought after uncommitted linemen in the state of Tennessee is Wesley Johnson, 6-5, 240 pound offensive guard from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.). Find out who has a slight lead for Johnson and what he expects in the recruiting process.

Wesley Johnson reported of his offers, "I guess I have nine or ten maybe. I have narrowed it down a little bit." He added, "The schools that are recruiting me the hardest it starts with Vanderbilt. Auburn has been recruiting me hard since the camp. Duke is also recruiting me heavily right now. Georgia Tech just recently offered so I'm definitely going to give them a look."

Right now Vanderbilt is in good position for Johnson. He commented, "Vanderbilt is in a slight lead and Auburn is in a very close second. I still have to visit Duke and Georgia Tech too. It's those four really at this point." He added, "I like the fact they have been there a long time, its ten minutes down the road, and I have a good relationship with all of the coaches."

One of the more recent schools to jump in race for Johnson is Georgia Tech. He reported, "They offered about a week ago." At the moment he does not know much about the Yellow Jackets but is planning to visit to learn more. He explained, "I've been on campus before but not on an actual visit. I was surprised and not expecting it. I talked to the coach and he seemed excited to offer. I know it's a good school and a good football school."

Another recent school to offer is Auburn. He commented on the offer, "I was pumped up. I expected to go there and compete and I was hoping I would get offered."

One school that has Johnson's interest is Duke. He said, "All I really know about them is I knew Coach Cutcliffe and Coach Luke when they were at Tennessee. They kept recruiting me when they went to Duke. I have a good relationship with them and I'm probably going to visit Duke."

The expectations for the 2008 season at Montgomery Bell Academy are high. Johnson said of the preseason, "It's going real well. We are shaping up to be pretty good. I can't wait to compete." His team will travel to Ohio for a Sunday August 31 game against Cincinnati-Moeller. He explained, "I talked to a kid from Hoover and he said it was one of the best things he has ever done. It's an honor to represent Tennessee up there."

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