ODUSports.com takes a look at the ODU defense this spring.
Played in 11 games starting three at safety ... Recorded 24 tackles with two pass breakups and forced and recovered a fumble ... Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup in first career start at Georgia State ... Notched career-best eight tackles in win at JMU.
Played free safety, wide receiver, tight end and linebacker at Annapolis Area Christian School for Ken Lucas...First Team Small School All-State Team...A First Team All-County and Second Team All-Metro selection...Helped the Eagles to the MIAA B Conference Championship in 2011 and a 10-2 overall mark...Led the team with seven interceptions as a senior in 2011, returning a pair for touchdowns...Totaled three touchdowns in his senior campaign....Helped Annapolis Area Christian to a 10-0 record and the MIAA C Conference Championship in 2010... the 2011 Gridiron Elite 8 Defensive Player of the Year...
Born May 26, 1994...Son of Curtis and Kristalyn Johnson...Has two brothers, Jaiden and Desmond...Planning to major in either sports medicine, exercise science or sports management.
OTHER SCHOOLS CONSIDERED: Penn State, Marshall, Northern Illinois, Towson, Villanova, Liberty, Howard, Bryant, Robert Morris, St. Francis (PA), Indiana State, Maryland, Maine, Virginia, Bucknell, Delaware, Wagner
"I have a great relationship with the coaches and it's a young team on the uprise. ODU was close enough where my family can see me play. ODU not only has my major, but a strong program, a great relationship with the athletes, and a very high number of graduates in my field with jobs." - Malique Johnson on choosing ODU