CHHS’ John Johnson staying at home, commits to Troy

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Up until a few weeks ago, John Johnson had no clue where he wanted to go to college at. But that all changed over the weekend.

The soft-spoken Charles Henderson senior verbally committed to play football for the hometown Troy University Trojans.

Johnson spent the weekend on a recruiting trip at Troy, and decided to declare his allegiance two weeks before National Signing Day.

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Johnson informed The Messenger he committed to Troy prior to a basketball game Monday evening at Betty Wagoner Hall in Troy.

Johnson accounted for 2,474 all-purpose yards during his senior campaign. He was the go-to player for the Trojans as they rolled to a 14-1 record and runner-up finish the Alabama High School Athletic Association 4A division.

Johnson also racked up 36 touchdowns during his final season in orange and blue. Johnson scored 25 rushing touchdowns, 10 receiving and one on a punt return.

Johnson was named to The Messenger’s All-Area team following his junior and senior seasons, and took home the 2013 All-Area Player of the Year honor as well.