Noah Johnson is not losing sight of his dream to play college football. Without any offers as a junior at Klein Forest High School (Houston, Texas), he still is motivated to get better and make his dream come true.
He credits former Los Angeles Raider and Kansas City Chief running back, Harvey Williams, for believing in him when nobody else did.
Johnson knew that he had talent to play the game when he was told by multiple coaches that he had the talent to play at the high school level.
The 5’11, 210 pound, safety and outside linebacker from Houston faced some adversity when he broke his foot last spring but he was able to come back from it and be at the point he is now.
Looking at film on Noah Johnson, he has excellent lateral speed and he is a sure tackler at the safety position. The one criticism his head coach, Ajani Sanders, has is that Johnson has good work ethic but struggles to stay focused at times.
“He leaves a bit to be desired, he struggle with adversity. He gets down and it takes him a bit to pull himself and his teammates back up.”
Sanders also said that Johnson has made strides in the weight room with putting on weight and getting stronger.
“He can get a lot better by focusing on the little details in the game and allowing the game to come to him. He has great upside if he trust the coaching and plays hard,” Sanders said.
Noah Johnson wants to lead the Klein Forest Eagles to the playoffs since they haven’t been in roughly 6-10 years. His aggression and love for being physical could help that effort.
“Earl Thomas. The passion he has for [the game], the leadership he provides for his team and I like the way he handles the opportunities he has been given,” Johnson said about who he tries to model his game after.
Without any offers, Noah Johnson is interested in the Universities of Houston and Texas San Antonio. He attended Houston’s spring game this past Saturday August 15 and here’s what he had to say about the visit.
“University of Houston met my initial expectations. I was excited to be there, it felt just like home. I loved everything about it.”
Johnson said that he didn’t get a chance to meet with Houston Cougars Head Coach Major Applewhite but he did speak with their defensive line coach, A.J. Blum about what’s expected of Houston this season and Johnson was told by Blum that he plans to see him again during spring football.
“What I love about Houston style of play on the field was they were physical with each other they [showed] no mercy on each other. Even though they’re teammates they played each other physically,” he said.
Noah Johnson wants to do more statistically in his final season with Klein Forest. He had 98 plus tackles as a junior and his goal is get 110+ tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five interceptions and wants to get in the end zone more times than last year.
“The type of player I want to become my senior year is a player everyone talks about and everyone remembers.”