Chad Johnson Jr., the son of former NFL star wide receiver Chad Johnson, will be making his way to Tempe on Friday for the Sun Devils’ spring game on Friday evening, he announced via twitter.
Herm Edwards and Co. offered the four-star wide receiver Johnson Jr., according to 247sports, on February 25, joining Florida Atlantic and Oregon State as the only three schools to offer the 2020 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver from Los Angeles.
Oregon State is also well in the hunt for the wide out, as Johnson Jr.’s dad finished out his college career in Corvallis in 2000. However, Johnson quote tweeted the news of his son receiving an offer from the Sun Devils, calling him “Ocho Cinco 2.0.”
Ocho Cinco 2.0 “Slow feet don’t eat” https://t.co/Kcy9lOB976— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 26, 2018
In his sophomore campaign at Venice High School, Johnson Jr. — who’s ranked No. 182 in the country among all players and No. 40 among receivers, according to 247sports — pulled in 20 catches for 342 yards and four touchdowns in only seven games using speed and footwork like this:
Many will quickly associate Johnson Jr. will his dad for good reason, but in seems like he wants to forge his own path. Just over a month ago, he talked to Adam Gorney of Rivals and said this:
“I just feel I have to be better than them, in every aspect of the game,” Johnson said to Gorney. “He was pretty good so I have to be very good.
“For me right now, to be doing all that talking and stuff, I’m not there yet. I just keep my mouth shut and not change my number to a Spanish number. I’m just being me and playing my game.”
Here’s Johnson Jr.’s highlights:
Other Spring Game visitors
Running back Brock Sturges, who signed with ASU during the Early Signing Period in December and will get to Tempe in the fall, also announced Tuesday that he will be at the ASU Spring Game on Friday night.
The three-star back, according to 247sports, will join three other incoming backs — Demetrious Flowers, A.J. Cater and Isaiah Floyd — in Tempe for fall camp.