Meet a Terp Target: 2015 QB Nick Johns


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This week I was able to talk with 2015 QB prospect from Gonzaga, Nick Johns. A four-star pro-style quarterback, Johns unfortunately broke his collarbone just four games into his junior season. But that’s not stopping him from his college dreams.

In just four games, Johns amassed 1090 passing yards and seven touchdowns. Johns led Gonzaga to a 2-2 record in a tough start. Johns said that his collarbone injury is nothing for colleges to be concerned about, as he was cleared for football activities just last week.

As for his strengths of his game, Johns believes he does a great job of “breaking down players, throwing on the run, and getting the yards for the first downs.” Johns added that he wants to continue to work on his “accuracy and footwork.” As for his goals for his senior season? “I want to get 25 touchdowns, over 2000 passing yards, and less than five interceptions.”

In terms of his recruitment, Johns holds a verbal offer from Virginia, as well as interest from Maryland, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Penn State. Nick Saban and James Franklin are expected to stop by Gonzaga to check on Nick Johns. For now, no schools stick out to him as he feels he has a good opportunity to play at any school. Johns visited Vanderbilt for the Georgia game, Pittsburgh two weeks ago and Penn State for the Nebraska game. Stating both atmospheres were “phenomenal,” Maryland has been in close contact with the elite quarterback. Johns was in attendance at Virginia Tech for the Maryland game where the Terps earned bowl-eligibilty.

Maryland hosted Nick Johns and another 2015 Gonzaga prospect, Marcus Lewis, this past weekend. Johns reiterates that Coach Locksley, the head of their recruitments, tells Johns that Maryland is a “place where his dad can come watch every game [and] can go home every weekend.” Maryland wants to see Johns in person, but he believes Maryland is “very close” to offering.

When asked about his status for Maryland’s bowl game, he said the may “possibility visit after [he] checks with his dad.” Nonetheless, Maryland looks to be in a good position for the four-star prospect. Maryland will wait to see him in person before Johns is given an official scholarship. Regardless, Johns is certainly a name to remember as his recruitment will blow up during his senior season.

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