Logan Johnson was once thrown out of a University of Georgia G Day football camp. He was a little under the age limit to participate in the camp.
It was clear early in his life what he wanted. Johnson made it clear how bad he wanted it.
“I told my dad when I was in the fifth grade that I wanted to play college football,” Johnson said. “He told me that he would do everything in his power to help me achieve my dream of playing college football. I’ve worked my tail off since the fifth grade. I’ve worked harder than anyone and I’ve played with almost a chip on shoulder with the hope that I was going to get there one day no matter what anyone said about me, no matter what they think of me. I’m going to do this for myself and that’s what I set my mind to.”
One day is here.
The Prince Avenue Christian School senior committed to Troy University last Thursday. Johnson made the announcement via his Twitter account.
Johnson and the Troy coaching staff have had an ongoing relationship for the last few years with the Trojans being one of the teams in constant communication with Johnson.
The relationships built throughout the process as well as the Trojan’s air raid offense landed Johnson. Johnson was looking for a school that puts a high priority on the passing game. Johnson caught 62 passes for 1,122 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first season with the Wolverines in 2019.
“I need to be in an offense where they’re going to throw the ball and they utilize the slot receiver and that was one of the big things that I did look at while making my decision,” Johnson said. “I’ve been very high on Troy throughout the whole recruiting process. I just built a great relationship with coach (John) Carr, coach (Chip) Lindsey and the entire coaching staff over there at Troy. I felt like was the right place for me.”
Reaching college football isn’t the end of the list of goals the fifth grade Logan Johnson set.
Now that he’s reached a Division I football opportunity, the next thing is trying to reach the National Football League.
The workman approach to the game won’t go away for Johnson. It’s who he is. It’s what he’s selling to the Trojans once he hit the campus next fall.
“They’re probably going to get the hardest working kid they’re ever going to get in that program,” Johnson said. “I’m not bigger than everybody. I’m not taller than everybody. I’m not faster or stronger. I will outwork everybody. I feel like that’s what’s made me success and has gotten me to where I am now. It’s because I’ve developed a great work ethic. I feel like Troy is going to get the best of me on the football field and the best of me off the football field. They’ll get the best man I can be for them.”