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Recruit Spotlight: Devon Johnson, Amite High School, Class of 2014, Tulane Commit

Interview with Devon Johnson

By Reid Althage

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Devon Johnson-Property of LAFM

 

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Devon Johnson, and I played OL for Amite High School. I am now signed to play at Tulane University.

 

LAFM: Current height and weight?

 6-4,  320 lbs

 

LAFM: Any Notable statistics or honors?

I have started since my freshman year. My senior year I was First Team All-State and First Team All-District.

 

LAFM: Favorite football player of all time? Why?

Peyton Manning. I think he is  the greatest QB to ever play the game. He is a great role model.

 

LAFM: You are committed to Tulane University. What other schools were next in line if you had to say 1-3?

 It really came down to 2 schools: Tulane and Southeastern. 

 

LAFM: Why did you choose Tulane University?

I picked Tulane because I know I will receive a great education. I feel like anyone who goes to Tulane  is set for life. I wanted a good future for myself.

I went on visits to Southeastern and Tulane. Southeastern was first. I really did like my visit their, but then I went to Tulane. I felt like I really fit in with Tulane. It just felt right.

 

LAFM: What did you enjoy the most about your recruitment process?

I really liked the camps I visited.  I started going to camps between my sophomore and junior year. I really liked all the camps, but my favorite camp was the Alabama Camp. I mean you really got your moneys worth at the Alabama camp.

 

LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors in choosing the Green Wave?

My mom and Coach Foster are the two people who stand out. Both supported me through the whole process.

 

LAFM: What do you bring as a player to the Tulane football program?

I can make an impact right away. I do not want it to seem like I have a big head, but I do feel like I can go in and start as a freshman.

 

LAFM: Where does Tulane want you to play on the OL?

I can play anywhere on the O-line, but as of now they want me to play either Tackle or Guard.

 

LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon going to the next level?

I need to get stronger and quicker. The College game is different than High School. Everyone is stronger and quicker.  Everything else will fall in line. 

LAFM: What are you most excited about going into next year and playing football for Tulane?

 I am excited about Tulane and everything that comes with it. I am ready to be in college.

 

LAFM: What advice can you give the 2015 class on their recruitment process?

Do not take High School as a joke. That includes on the field and in the classroom. Do not take high school for granted. When you play, play with  heart. You need that heart and passion in order to make you your best. You need heart to play at the college level.

 

LAFM: How did Amite High School prepare you for playing football at the next level?

We worked hard at Amite, and we won games. Working hard is something instilled in me as a player and is something I definitely learned at Amite.

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.