Tiger football player Zack Johnson is being recruited by several Division I football schools throughout the Southeast. Johnson, a 6’3” 300 pound senior, has traveled to many football camps this summer.
Johnson took part in “Dawg Night” at the University of Georgia on July 19. More than 100 prospects from all over the country took part in the event. It was a great chance for prospects to impress the Bulldog staff in hopes of being offered a scholarship.
The Tiger lineman also attended the University of Tennessee football camp last week.
College coaches are impressed with Johnson because he has quick feet and moves well for a player his size. He is also strong with a bench press of more than 400 pounds. The only setback for Johnson is his height. The prototypical lineman is usually 6’5” plus.
Johnson has already received two college offers from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. and Western Carolina University. Both teams play in the Southern Conference.
Last week Zach talked about recruiting and his beloved Dawson County High School football team. Zach was humble and gave all the credit to other people.
When asked about “Dawg Night” and the camp at Tennessee he replied: “We went to the practice field at both places and practiced. I did a bunch of drills for the coaches. I won all my one on one drills at both places. I think the coaches were impressed. They said that they would have to move some people around on their board before they could offer me anything.
“I plan on graduating this December so I can go ahead and get a head start in college. It’s a long recruiting process. The big thing is going to all these summer camps and stuff. All the coaches have good things to say to me after the camps. I just try to stay focused through the whole process. I realize that God has blessed me with all the physical skills and ability that I have. It’s not that I’m modest but it’s all from Him. God will put me where he wants me to go and I’m not going to worry about it to much,” Johnson said.
Johnson is excited about the upcoming season for the Tigers. He says he and his teammates have put in a lot of hard work this summer.
“I’m excited to get back from all the camps and get in here so our team can work to get better. I’m planning on going out there on the field and do the best I can so we can have a good season. I really want to win some games this year and go out my senior year with a bang.”
Dawson head coach Jeff Lee will likely play Johnson at left offensive tackle to protect quarterback Tyler Dominy. On defense Johnson will line up at defensive end and possibly at nose tackle.
With a smile on his face Johnson remarked about his diverse role for the Tigers: “I want to stay healthy and be on the field. We lost one or two offensive lineman since last year but we are returning most of our letterman starters. Coach Lee has me playing everywhere but that’s OK.”
Look for big things from Johnson this season. He can be a force along the line of scrimmage. Johnson must stay healthy in order for the Tigers to be successful.