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Super 30: Technique key for Midwest City's Dejai Johnson

Defensive tackle recently received scholarship offer from Air Force.
by Scott Wright Published: June 28, 2014

It’s an exciting time of year for Midwest City defensive tackle Dejai Johnson.

After all, the World Cup is only played once every four years.

Oh sure, Johnson is excited about his recent scholarship offer from the Air Force Academy, and all the summer camps that offer him the opportunity to elevate his status as a Division I football recruit.

But he’s enjoying all the soccer action, too.

“I’ve never seen soccer so enjoyable as it has been,” Johnson said. “I never really played, but I really like watching soccer.”

Johnson, who is ranked No. 29 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting ratings, played a little basketball, too, until he realized his 6-foot, 280-pound frame was better suited for the football field.

“When I played basketball, I always played down low, but I’m not really tall enough for that. Now I think I’m a point guard,” Johnson said with a laugh.

Of course, some would say Johnson isn’t tall enough to be a Division I defensive lineman either, but he’s working hard to disprove that theory.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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