Camron Johnson experienced winning at a high level twice during the 2015 season as he won a state championship in both basketball and football for the Brentwood Academy Eagles (Brentwood, Tennessee).
His football state championship came in thrilling fashion when Brentwood Academy beat Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tennessee), 56-55. Johnson caught the game-winning two-point conversion.
“It was definitely football and just how close the game was and catching the game-winning two-point conversion was definitely sweeter,” Johnson said about which championship win was sweeter.
On the basketball court, he won a Tennessee state championship in convincing fashion, beating the Ensworth High School Tigers (Nashville, Tennessee) by defeating them, 82-49. He has thought about playing two sports in college before but it will all depend on what the university he commits to allows him to do.
The Brentwood Academy football team went 12-1 (6-0 District) in 2015. Camron Johnson 22 receptions, 982 yards, and 10 touchdowns. According to the 247Sports Composite, he is a four-star recruit in the 2018 class, the 21st best wide receiver and fourth best player in Tennessee. He has scholarship offers from LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Illinois, and Louisville.
“Right now, none of the schools are really high but the schools that I talk to the most are Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt. I talk to Vanderbilt a lot. Those were my first four offers so that’s sort of why I talk to them so much and grown to have a really close relationship with them,” Johnson said. “LSU, of course, just recently offered a couple weeks ago so I haven’t gotten to talk to them as much but I’m going to a game. Louisville, I play there next week so I’m actually going to stay there and go visit [the campus] next weekend. If all goes well, I think I’ll start to build a better relationship with them as well.”
Johnson’s current home town is Brentwood, Tennessee. He moved from Madisonville, Kentucky about four or five years ago. He said that he’s surrounded by people in Brentwood who want to see him succeed. He knows that he’s coming from a place that has a strong religious background and connections when it comes to the workplace.
“They play a huge part. My family has always been there for me to support me through anything I’ve had to go through. They’ve been there for the ups and the downs so they’ve played a huge part. Religion has been huge. When I was four my dad passed away and a couple of years ago, my granddad who was my father figure passed away so just to know that I know God and His word and [had] my family during those times were big. Even today my mom is my best friend so family and religion have played huge parts in my life.”
As far as the recruiting process goes, he said it hasn’t been hectic for Johnson and it’s been a good process.
“Being able to come and see some of these big-time programs that I’ve grown up watching. It’s a surreal feeling but’s definitely a great one,” he said.
“I’ll be looking for a variety of things: I want to know how they’re doing academically and how their students do and how they’re set up for life after football. Of course, the football aspect is a huge aspect to me as well. I want to see how their coaches react to their players, how their coaches coach the players and not talk to me because they’re going to talk to me a completely different way than they’re going to coach the other players. I want to see that relationship.”
He also wants to play for a team with a chance to win and a team that is going to make him a better player and a better person later in life.
“I really haven’t set a timetable, I’ll probably, depending on how many offers and stuff I get this year, I might cut my top schools down to 10 or eight next summer. Maybe five and take official visits I’m not really sure. I know I don’t want to commit somewhere and then decommit and go through all of that. I’m going to take it slow and make sure that I know that I can be comfortable when I get there.”
Here’s what Camron Johnson can bring to a university.
“Off the field, I’m going to work hard and be a leader, a student that you’re not going to have to worry about in the classroom, grades are huge to me so I’m definitely not going to play in the classroom. On the field, a player who is going to give his all every play. I think I have a chance to make a big play every time I touch the ball and I’m going to continually try and get better no matter what.”
Every time he catches the ball he can make a play and his film will show that. He wants route running to be a big asset in his game as a wide receiver.
Camron Johnson has one goal in 2016. He wants to win state championships again in both football and basketball. A bonus would be becoming the state of Tennessee’s Mr. Football.
“I’ll definitely miss just the family aspect of playing here. Everybody’s always there to support you when it comes to any sport. If you look at the state championship games and see our student section, it’s just amazing so that’s definitely going to be one of the main things I’ll miss about Brentwood Academy. As far as being remembered, I guess I want to be remembered as one of the best receivers that came through Brentwood Academy but beyond that, I want to be known as someone who lifts people up and made their day better and made Brentwood Academy a better place.”