Juwan Johnson, WR (Glassboro HS; Glassboro, NJ)
Class of 2015; Penn State Commit
247sports: 4-star/13th-ranked WR
ESPN: 4-star/24th-ranked WR (#195 in ESPN300)
Rivals: 4-star/16th-ranked WR
Scout: 4-star/18th-ranked WR
Johnson, a senior wideout at Glassboro in New Jersey, officially signed his letter of intent to play football at Penn State University on signing day this past Wednesday. Johnson caught 42 passes for 804 yards and nine touchdowns, while adding a pair of rushing touchdowns, on offense at GHS this past season. He also played defensive back on the other side of the ball for the 8-2 Bulldogs.
The receiver took the time to answer a few of our questions regarding his high school career and his future at PSU:
All-Out Blitz: Who has been your biggest Influence during your High School career?
Juwan Johnson: “It would have to be my parents.”
AOB: What is your most memorable moment in your high school football career?
Johnson: “My most memorable moment would have to be freshman year championship game, I had three interceptions and one for a touchdown.”
AOB: What made you choose PSU?
Johnson: “What made me choose Penn State was that it is a great educational school. It was close enough for my family to come and watch the games, and far enough for me to become my own person. Finally I chose PSU because I want to be part of the winning tradition.”
AOB: Have you been in contact with many recruits from your class and also recruiting other players?
Johnson: “I’ve been in contact with all the recruits, and they speak to other recruits about being part of something that we have here at Penn State. We are all about adding talent for the future.”
AOB: Is there an advantage to players recruiting?
Johnson: “There definitely is an advantage, you’re going to be with these guys for four years, and building that relationship is beneficial for the future.”
AOB: What are your thoughts on people giving you the nickname Megatron Jr.?
Johnson: “I really like it and it has a nice ring to it. He is my idol, since he came to the league and even when he was playing at Georgia Tech, I admired the way he played the game. It is exciting to be given that nickname.”
AOB: Do you model your game after anyone?
Johnson: “Like in the previous question, I model my game after Calvin Johnson. His height, speed, strength and smarts for the game is just incredible. I try and study him and incorporate his game into my own game as much as I can.”
AOB: What kind of player do you see yourself developing into at PSU?
Johnson: “Pretty much being the main guy, that is what every wideout wants to become; be a huge asset to this offense.”
You can follow Juwan along on his journey to Penn State by giving him a follow on Twitter (@TD4Johnson).