I spoke with Joliet Catholic’s rising junior RB Ke’von Johnson. We talked his improvements for this season, playing for BOOM 7on7 and his upcoming visit to Purdue.
You can find Ke’von on Twitter @Key_Johnson6.
Wt: 160 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: What were the most important things you did this offseason and are now doing in practice so you can improve this season?
KJ: I worked very hard on my speed, strength, footwork and route running this offseason. I’m continuing to get many reps catching the ball and being a threat out of the backfield.
LPI: Were you on any 7on7 teams this year? If so, how did it go for you?
KJ: I played for Midwest BOOM this offseason. It went very well, they helped me improve my game a lot.
LPI: Do you have any offers? Also, what are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?
KJ: I currently have no offers right now, but that will hopefully change after this season. I believe my biggest strengths on the field is my receiving ability and ball carrier vision.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most?
KJ: I have been in the most contact with Purdue as of late.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
KJ: Right now, I only have a visit to Purdue planned for October 15th for when they play Iowa. I’m really excited.
LPI: What’re your personal goals for this season?
KJ: Really want to get my team to the playoffs and to just continue to improve and have a great season.
LPI: You guys have started off the year 0-4, but everyone knows you can never count JCA out. What have you guys been doing in practice so you can get back on track and hopefully make a run into the playoffs?
KJ: We’ve been continuing to focus on the little things and really try to fix those up so we can make a run.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level?
Shane Raber: OL/DL – I believe he has a really good chance to play at the next level. He’s a really tough kid that can block as well get penetration on the defensive line. He is one to watch, definitely.
Mike Butler: RB/LB – Very hard runner, great speed and size, also can catch the ball out of the backfield very well and overall just a really smart kid who understands things well.
Rio Strama: RB/ATH – Can play a lot of different positions, very tough and a strong kid. Hard hitting DB as well as a great receiver and running back.
Keenan Hailey: RB – Very special talent, very stocky and runs hard, very quick feet and is very hard to tackle in space.