DL Jeffery Johnson (6-2 325) of Brookhaven, MS carries a lot of weight on the defensive line and in recruiting. USC Wednesday became the latest Power Five program to pony up an offer. He also has offers from Kentucky, LSU, Alabama, Florida, Louisville, Memphis and others.
“I’m excited,” Johnson said of the Gamecock offer. “I love a lot of things they do there. I think it’s a great place. I talked to Coach Thompson and he was just telling me how he likes the way I play the game. He was really excited about my film.”
The Gamecock interest is all brand new to Johnson and he hasn’t had enough time to investigate the program thoroughly to know where USC would fall in his big picture.
“I have a lot of big time offers and I just need to get on campus and really get to know what the program is about and things that stand out from others,” he said. “I think this summer would bring a good time (for a visit). I’ll have to talk to my mom about everything.”
Johnson has visited Ole Miss, LSU, Florida State and Louisiana-Lafayette. He will go to either Alabama or LSU for a spring game.