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First offer, Traylor visit has 2021 RB planning visit
Arkansas running backs coach Jeff Traylor throws a football during warmups prior to the Razorbacks' game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Starkville, Miss.
Arkansas running backs coach Jeff Traylor has been making his rounds during the spring evaluation period.
Traylor visited Cy-Fair High School near Houston last week to watch sophomore running back target LJ Johnson Jr.
Johnson (5-10, 200 pounds) has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Arizona, Baylor and Houston, and is drawing interest from others. The Razorbacks offered him a scholarship March 29.
“Since they were my first offer, I will always be high on them and they will be highly considered when I make my decision,” Johnson said.
He has told Traylor plans to visit Fayetteville.
“I told him I will visit after spring is over,” Johnson said.
Johnson rushed 164 times for 1,139 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2018 and was named the District 17-6A Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore.
Johnson said Traylor caught his attention when he told him one of the top backs in the nation is wearing a Razorback uniform.
“He said Rakeem Boyd is a top-10 running back returning to college football,” Johnson said.
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