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Get to know: '24 DB target Chris Johnson Jr.
Four-star CB Chris Johnson Jr. and his father.
Arkansas 4-star cornerback target Chris Johnson Jr. visited the Razorbacks on March 4 and plans to return for an official visit in June.
Johnson Jr., 6-1, 175 pounds, of Aledo, Texas, has 12 offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Boston College, Louisville, Tulane, Duke, Utah State and other schools.
On3.com rates him a 4-star recruit, the No. 26 cornerback and No. 290 overall prospect in the nation in the 2024 class.
His father played cornerback at Louisville from 2001-02 before going on to play for the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens from 2003-12.
Johnson had 33 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 7 pass breakups and 2 recovered fumbles as a junior for the Class 5A Division I state champion Bearcats.
Favorite thing about playing defensive back: Being physical, hitting and catching picks.
Coach Marcus Woodson is: Real. So down-to-earth, and a mentor.
If I couldn't play football, I would want to star in: A detective movie
My mom is always on me to do: Chores
Must-watch TV: Stranger Things
Love or hate rollercoasters: Love
What superpower would you choose if given the option: Super speed
My two pet peeves are: People chewing with their mouth open, and people passing gas next to me.
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be: Kevin Hart
My hidden talent is: Singing
Your favorite fast-food chain and why: Sonic, because of the ice cream
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Seafood
I will never ever eat: White Castle
Favorite junk food: Mozzarella sticks
Favorite dessert: Vanilla ice cream
Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: Hot fries and cheese
Who is your all-time celebrity crush: My girlfriend
If you could live anywhere, where would that be: Bora Bora
I’m terrified of: Snakes
Sky dive or bungee jump? Bungee jump
Most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep: Shower
Love or hate horror movies and why: Love
Cat or dog person: Dog
Do you think aliens exist? Yes
I get emotional when: I see homeless people
Which do you prefer Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram or TikTok: Snapchat or Instagram
Best advice I’ve received: Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinions of sheep.
Role model and why: My parents. They’ve always showed me how far hard work and dedication can take you.
Three words to describe me: Determined, hard-working, hilarious
People would be surprised that I: Love old-school movies
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