Johnson Emerges as Top Prospect
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National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 24, 2013

At the Core 6 Showcase on Monday, Jon Vea' Johnson let folks know that there are two Division-1 wide receivers at Gary (Ind.) West Side High, and walked away with the MVP award.

Jon Vea' Johnson, a 6'0, 170-lb wide receiver from West Side High (Gary, Ind.) was named offensive MVP at the Core 6 Showcase on Monday.

"It was pretty good," he said of the event. "I just came out here and did my best. I've been training for the past six weeks and that really paid off."

Johnson's cousin Lonnie Johnson already has a few scholarship offers, and after his performance on Monday, Jon Vea' has shown there are two Division-1 receivers at the school and in the family.

"I've heard from Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, and a couple MAC schools, Bowling Green. I'm supposed to be going to Illinois junior day, the 26th, next Saturday. Coach Ward wanted me to come down and visit the campus, see how I like it. He told me how interested he was."

Johnson took a few visits during the season, including two trips to Purdue to see them play.

"I loved it. I went to West Lafayette and I like the campus. I have a relative that plays for them (2013 commit David Yancey). He lets me in on everything, tells me how college life is in the Big Ten."

He also visited Ohio State for their game against Michigan.

"There were 200 recruits there. We had fun. When we came in, they showed us some love and showed us around."

And if the performances like Monday's keep up, there will be many other schools looking to do the same thing.

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