January 2, 2008

Johnson's rise started in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - Several of the players at this year's U.S. Army All-American Bowl earned their way through by showing out during the Army Junior combine exactly a year ago. One such player is long-time Texas commitment Dravannti Johnson who came last year and showed himself as one of the nation's top defensive prospects.

According to Johnson the idea of being an Army All-American was never even considered a possibility until he went to the combine and saw how he matched up with some of the top players from across the country.

"I didn't realize I had a chance to do any of this until my junior year, and then I realized I would have a chance to do things like this," Johnson said. "I came to the combine last year and I was hoping I would get in but I didn't think I would, I thought I would have to go play somewhere else but when I got the invite I was happy and I was surprised and I feel honored, I still am."

As mentioned, Johnson will be spending his college time in Austin, Texas and has already developed a great relationship with his numerous future teammates who are playing with him this week in San Antonio. Players like D.J. Monroe, Aaron Williams, and Dan Buckner are just a few of the future Longhorns.

"I know all these guys. We know each other, we're just going to go out there and show what Texas is about. We got a bunch of Texas guys in this game we're going to hold it down for our state," he said.

As far as the trash talk with the numerous Oklahoma commitments from the Lone Star State Johnson says that is just the way it is with Texas players. However, once the week is over the two sects won't be exchanging Christmas cards.

"That's how Texas boys do, we get together and we're going to represent," he said. "For now R.J. Washington is a Texas guy, but after the game he is an Oklahoma man."

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