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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Illinois, Mizzou next trips for Watch List OT

By Damon Sayles

ESPN Watch List offensive tackle Roderick Johnson (Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central) is up to eight offers – four from the Big Ten, three from the SEC and one from the ACC. The spring could be the perfect time for Johnson’s recruiting to see a major spike.

At 6-foot-7 and 325 pounds, Johnson recently picked up offers from Florida State and Tennessee. He also had offers from Missouri, Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa.

“I’m enjoying every moment of it, man,” he said of the process, one that includes some key upcoming visits.

Johnson said no schools currently stand out, but he said is looking forward to a visit to Illinois on Saturday, and he’s excited about a trip to Missouri the following week. Johnson added that he will try to take in Michigan and Michigan State during spring break.

Johnson said the Illinois visit will be to the point. He’s looking for one thing in particular.

“A good time with the coaches,” Johnson said. “I want to check out the campus and see what they have in store.”