Sep 17, 2011; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders seen on the field against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium. Indiana defeated South Carolina State 38-21. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Indiana Offers Lonnie Johnson

2014 safety/wide receiver Lonnie Johnson received an offer from the Indiana Hoosiers on March 1st. This brings his total number of offers to seven.

The other teams to have offered at him include: Illinois, Ohio State, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Ohio.

It is projected that Johnson is heavily interested in the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Also, he has not received offers, but is receiving interest from Ball State, Cincinnati, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Purdue.

Johnson is a 6’3″, 190 pound wide receiver from Gary, Indiana. He played this past season at West Side High School.

The West Side Cougars made it into the Class 4A Indiana State Playoffs with a 6-5 record. However, they lost in the first round to Highland High School, 41-34.

As a wide receiver this season, Johnson recorded 777 yards on 31 receptions and scored 13 receiving touchdowns. As a safety in 2012, he recorded 29 tackles, six interceptions, and eight pass break-ups. He also earned Junior All-State and Top 33 honors in 2012.

On top of football, Johnson is a standout in track and field at West Side High School. He finished fifth in the state in long jump with a leap of 22-feet, 3-inches.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 3rd in the state of Indiana and 30th among safeties by 247Sports.

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