Johnson making presence felt

Jarren Johnson

The Team Alabama defense set to take on Mississippi in the annual All-Star Classic has several big names on it, but the unit has had a tough time dealing with an under-promoted wide receiver in practice. Jarren Johnson talks about how he's been able to do it inside.

Size isn't everything in football, but it is one of the first things a college coach wants to know when discussing a prospect.

At the wide receiver position, height is often one of the first things a school is seeking.

For Jackson (Ala.) wideout Jarren Johnson, who is 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, he doesn't quite make the cut of the traditional target. Still, he has been making heads turn over the last few seasons with great production at Jackson - including an MVP performance in last year's state championship game.

It has led the senior to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Montgomery, and he has been giving back-seven defenders a fit in each and every practice thus far. His excellent hands are preceded only by his elite route-running skills and electric cuts. Johnson also sets up defenders about as well as any high school player in the country, simply rare at this level.

The three-star holds some FBS offers from schools like UAB, Southern Miss and others, but he dreams of playing in the SEC. Find out more about the well-kept secret in the following FOX Sports NEXT exclusive.

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