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Minnesota Tight End On UI Recruiting Radar

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In the recruiting game, it isn't always possible to be among the first to identify and contact top football prospects. But colleges continue to offer scholarships as they make their evaluations. The Fighting Illini may be late to the party for Minnesota tight end Will Johnson, but they are trying to make up for lost time.

Will Johnson is from Osseo, Minnesota. The tight end was well into the recruiting process when Illinois offered him recently. His recruiting coach Jeff Brohm is playing catch-up with the young star. "I've been talking with Coach Brohm for a little bit. He's a real nice guy. I don't know a whole lot about Illinois football yet." The 6'-7", 248 pounder has a long list of suitors. "Right... Recommended Stories

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