JUCO offensive lineman Larry Johnson III is one of the most sought after transfers in the college ranks.
A First-Team All-KJCCC selection in 2022 at Hutchinson (KS) CC, Johnson has received a slew of offers in the past few weeks from high-majors. Among the schools to have offered so far include Maryland, Nebraska, Tennessee, FAU and UCF.
Syracuse was also one of the schools to most recently extend an offer to Johnson.
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“It felt great man,” Johnson said of the Syracuse offer. “I’m thankful for every opportunity that comes my way just due to the fact that I didn’t have any last year.”
He does now, with offensive line coach Mike Schmidt as SU’s lead recruiter.
“He’s a great coach, great person all around,” Johnson said. “Feel he loves Syracuse and loves what he does, which is the key to everything.”
At 6’7” and 350 pounds, Johnson said he can play at both guard and tackle. That kind of versatility is part of the reason why so many schools are pursuing him.
Johnson lists Tennessee and Maryland as his leaders so far, and is also in communication with Houston and Alabama.
He plans on making his decision soon.
“I should have a decision by next week,” Johnson said. “I’m still figuring everything out step by step.”