Will Johnson, a 6'7 245 lbs tight end/offensive lineman from Osseo (Minnesota) Senior High School,has committed to the West Virginia University Mountaineers, announcing the news and faxing in his National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day 2012. Johnson, a 3-star prospect and the No. 38 ranked tight end by Scout.com, chose the Mountaineers over offers from Auburn, Iowa, Iowa State, and Ole Miss, among others.
Johnson is an interesting prospect. He's clearly big enough to play offensive line if he can add the weight, but he's also fast, athletic, and has good enough hands to play receiver. In most systems, he's probably a true tight end. In Dana Holgorsen's system, where tight ends don't exist...your guess is as good as mine as to where he's going to play. If you watch his film, though, you can tell he's a great athlete. And I love that Holgy is committed to finding great athletes, regardless of position.
Welcome home, Will!