Monday, December 3, 2012
Eddie Johnson to visit Mississippi State
By Damon Sayles
Wide receiver Eddie Johnson (Corsicana, Texas/Navarro College) finished his junior college career with two Southwest Junior College Football Conference championships and two C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl titles.
Now the 6-foot-3, 230-pound receiver is focused on where he will continue his college career. Johnson originally planned on taking his first official visit to Arkansas State this weekend, but he said on Monday that he will instead take an official visit to Mississippi State.
Johnson said the Bulldogs have taken a major interest in him lately. He finished the season with 26 catches for 351 yards and five touchdowns for a Navarro team that led the NJCAA in rushing. Navarro beat Georgia Military College, 30-23, to win the Heart of Texas Bowl and finished the year ranked No. 4 in the country.
“It’s a big-time SEC school,” Johnson said of Mississippi State. “There’s a big fan base there, it’s not too far from home, and they really want me. They’ve kind of got me sold a little bit.”
Originally from Midlothian, Texas, Johnson holds offers from Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic, and he said he’s confident the Bulldogs will offer him on his visit. He’s being recruited to Mississippi State by receivers coach Tim Brewster.
Other schools showing interest in Johnson are Texas Tech, Arizona State and Arkansas State. He originally committed to Baylor out of high school.