Northwestern State Extends Offer to Waskom’s Kevin Johnson
The Demons are after yet another East Texas senior.
Northwestern State extended a scholarship opportunity to Waskom's Kevin Johnson, a 1,800-yard rusher last season who helped the Wildcats to a 2A Division II semifinal appearance last season.
David Smoak of Smoaky.com and Waco's ESPN Radio 1660 AM first reported the news through his Twitter account Saturday.
Johnson -- the Class 3A cover boy in the Dave Campbell's Texas Football summer edition magazine -- recorded 1,860 rushing yards last season and scored 26 touchdowns on the ground as a junior running back. He also had two touchdowns on kick return, a touchdown reception and 131 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back.
He is fifth among among returning East Texas players in terms of rushing yardage and lead a Wildcats backfield that featured four 1,000-yard rushers last season.
Johnson (5-10, 159) attended the ETSN.fm Recruiting Combine earlier in the month and missed the best 40-yard dash time by one-tenth of a second with a 4.42 time.
Northwestern State also offered Van defensive end and linebacker Brice Borgeson on Saturday. The squad has other offers out for Texas High defensive lineman William Brown, John Tyler quarterback Geovari McCollister and Gilmer athlete Chase Tate.
John Tyler receiver Rodney Bendy and cornerback Isaac Warren have offers from the Demons as well. Those two players are committed to North Texas and Sam Houston State, respectively.
Northwestern State, located in Natchitoches, La., plays in the Southland Conference against the likes of Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian, Stephen F. Austin and Incarnate Word.
The program is headed by second-year coach Jay Thomas. He took Nicholls State to the Division I-AA playoffs in 2005 as its head coach and went 6-6 in his first season with the Demons.
Waskom looks primed for another serious run in the playoffs with all four of its 1,000-yard rushers returning. The team will compete in District 8-3A Division II against Arp, New Diana, Elysian Fields, Frankston, West Rusk, Troup and Winona.