Taiwan Johnson's audition

DE Johnson hoping his play vs. RB Gray in state title will help him garner more offers

Originally Published: December 14, 2011
By Damon Sayles | ESPN Recruiting Nation
High three-star defensive end Taiwan Johnson (Manvel, Texas/Manvel) looks at this weekend as a recruiting audition for those schools yet to put their names in the running for the Johnson sweepstakes.

Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound end, will lead Manvel into the Texas Class 4A Division II state championship game Saturday against Aledo (Texas) and five-star running back and Texas signee Johnathan Gray. Manvel's defense, respectable in that it has pitched three shutouts and held six of its 15 opponents to 10 points or fewer, will face the nation's top-ranked running back in Gray, who has rushed for 3,650 yards and 64 touchdowns.