Sam Johnson, a 2019 quarterback from Southfield, Michigan, turned heads over the summer following a strong showing on the camp circuit and established himself as a rising prospect.
All while he was entering his freshman year of high school.
Johnson's first season has come to a close for Southfield HS, where he started every game and led his team to the district finals, but he is not satisfied with that result.
"(My freshman year was) not bad at all," he said. "But I wanted the state championship. I just want to come back bigger, faster and stronger to make a deep run in the playoffs."
Johnson finished with 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 1689 yards passing while his team went 7-4 on the season.
Recruitments of prospects usually start to take off sometime around the sophomore season, but Johnson's is one that has kicked off a bit early. He already has offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinatti, Miami (OH), Ohio and Temple, but also schools like Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State all have shown interest.
"A lot of college coaches have been calling my high school coaches and I've been receiving a lot of mail," Johnson said.
With three years of high school still to go, Johnson has plenty of time to let his recruitment play out, but he says he already has teams that stand out to him.
"I don't want to say the schools," he said. "But expect something in the next week or two."