June 21, 2012

Alabama athlete on the mend

After being on the shelf for a few weeks Maplesville, Ala., athlete Anthony Johnson made his anticipated return at Mississippi State's camp.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder had some cartilage removed from his knee after basketball season wrapped and enjoyed being back on the gridiron for the first time in a while.

"I wanted to come out and have a little fun," Johnson said. "This was my first time competing this summer because I just had surgery done. I came out with my coach here to Mississippi State. They said I did a good job but I think just did alright. The running backs got me a little bit (in coverage) because I'm just now back from injury but overall I think I did good."

Naturally with a prospect with Johnson's size and stature there are a number of positions he could project at the next level. However there have been two spots on opposing sides of the ball that many schools see him at.

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