Every year, moreover right around this time, the staff from Blue-Grey Football, with a collection of NFL veterans and administrators, hits the road on the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour.
The goal is to promote the All-American Bowl and a select few of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2014 are recognized in front of family and friends. The community in general, to that end.
Two games soon take place, it’s worth mentioning, each located at a well-known NFL venue, more specifically Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium.
All the action will be nationally broadcast on either ESPN3 or Impact Football Network (please check your local listings). Also, similar to year’s past, the footage will be permanently archived.
Lonnie Johnson from West Side (IN) was recently acknowledged by one-time professionals Mark McMillian and George Teague, in front of several media members, both local and national.
Plans are in place for the 6-foot-3 and 190-pound defensive back to team with Texas Tech commit Patrick Mahomes and Cal commit Vic Enwere for the game in the Lone Star State on Dec. 22.
Also worth mentioning, though not nearly as likely, there’s a chance that Johnson could line up with LSU commit John Battle and Illinois commit Tre Watson in the Sunshine State on Jan. 11.
Johnson was the country’s No. 33 player at his position in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate talent indicator as the tool considers evaluations of all the major recruiting services.
Accordingly, several schools were interested in him. Johnson, in fact, initially committed to Ohio State. The situation never materialized, however, and a pledge followed to Western Michigan.
Now, it seems, the recruiting process is open once again, as the SEC, ACC, Big Ten Conference and Big 12 Conference are hopeful for a commitment. Perhaps he’ll go the Junior College route.
Where he ends up is anyone’s guess, really. The process won’t be rushed. This much is certain, before making a decision about his future home, Johnson will play in the brand’s All-American Bowl.