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Tyler Johnson, Westlake Football
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Recruit Spotlight: Tyler Johnson, Westlake High School, Class of 2014

Interview with Tyler Johnson

by Reid Althage

Tyler Johnson, Westlake Football

Tyler Johnson-Property of LAFM

 

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?

Wide Receiver

 

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?

I would say my route running. It is definitely something I  can work on for the future.
LAFM: What advice would you give on the recruiting process to the 2015 class?
First of all, take care of your academics. Your academics is what matters the most. You cannot go anywhere without your grades. I learned that the hard way. Also, just work hard. Do everything you do on the field at 110%.
 

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.

 

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.