January 23, 2007

Irish watching Texas rusher

Junior running back Justin Johnson of Gilmer, Texas made the most of his opportunities this season. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound athlete carried the ball just 86 times but rushed for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns. With numbers like that, it's easy to see why he is one of the Southwest's most sought after prospects.

"I have offers from Georgia, Florida State, Baylor, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Texas A&M," Johnson said. "There are a couple more too."

Johnson also claims to have received an offer from Notre Dame, although the Irish appear to have only shown strong interest in the Texas back in the early going.

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