Interview with Tyler Johnson
by Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, and School?
My name is Tyler Johnson, and I played QB/WR at Westlake High School. I am uncommitted as of now.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
6-3, 203 lbs
LAFM: Any impressive accolades or stats?
I got First Team All-Athlete. I had over 1500 yards passing and 1000 yards rushing. I took over in week 4 as QB, but still had 250 yards receiving. I had 24 total touchdowns.
LAFM: What schools are you considering right now?
I am trying to choose between Louisiana College and a Juco in California.
LAFM: What position are you being recruited as?
LAFM: What did you like about your Louisiana College Visit? When do you plan on visiting the junior college?
Louisiana College is a good academic, blue-collar worker school. They only want people who really want to be there. I love football so I would do anything to get a chance to play, and they have given me that chance.
The Junior College first got in touch with me a couple weeks ago. I am going for a visit next month in May.
LAFM: What are you looking for in the team you choose to go play for?
They have to throw the ball. I am a WR and do not want to play for a team who runs the ball 45 times a game.
LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors helping you along the way of your recruiting process?
I would have to say my best friend Jacory Washington (LSU Commit). I went everywhere with him and got to be around him for his recruiting process. He is one of the top athletes in the nation. It was a great time having that experience with him.
LAFM: What do you bring as a player to whichever school you choose? What kind of WR are you? Physically? Mentally?
I am not going let anyone tackle me. My dad always raised me up saying “if you let one person tackle you, I am going to smack you on the helmet.” If I had to say what kind of WR I am, I would say I like to go up and get the ball. Still, if I have to outrun you I can.
I love high pressure, tight situations in football games. During the season we played Kinder and I was QB. It was in the 4th quarter and we were down by 4. It was 4th and 2. We were on our 30. I threw a 30 yard pass to one of our WR and completed it. We ran a few more plays. I threw another pass and got it down to the 5. We were able to run it in for a touchdown and ended up winning the game.
LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon or adjust to going to the next level?
LAFM: How has Westlake High School prepared you for football at the next level?
We had a lot of coaching changes during my time at Westlake. It was hard at first, but it taught me how to fight through adversity and be a bigger man.