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Q&A with Jayden Johnson

By Kyle Neibch

The 6-foot, 6-inch senior Jayden Johnson just finished his four-year high school career this past season. He received a lot of awards and recognition from all over. He received unanimous all- conference in the DuKane Conference. Johnson was also selected to the all-area team and to cap it off he was an honorable mention all-state player. Johnson is in the midst of his recruiting stage but it has been impacted because of COVID-19. Here is Johnson explaining how the process is going and how he is handling the situation. 


Q: How is COVID-19 affecting the recruiting process?

A: The COVID-19 has affected the process a ton. The main reason I would say is that recruits aren’t allowed on campus to meet the coaches and players. That is a big part of the decision process.


Q: Which college(s) is showing the most interest in you right now?

A: I would say UIC is up there for sure. A couple of other low to mid-majors. 


Q: How are you handling this whole situation and what is keeping you positive through this tough time?

A: I am just being patient with this whole thing. I am seeing how everything is going to play out. I am controlling what I can control. 


Q: What’s one thing you will miss about the recruiting process?

A: One thing I will miss about this whole process is it’s fun meeting the coaches and developing that relationship. I like talking to new people. So I would say that’s what I’m going to miss the most. 


Q: What is your favorite part of the recruiting process?

A: My favorite part of the process is it forces me to stay patient. It helps me become a better man. I’ve learned so much about it. 


Q: Are you leaning towards a school right now?

A: I would say no because it changed every day for me. Honestly, I would love to get any school offer. I am blessed to already have a couple of opportunities. However, I would like for more to keep coming. I’m just blessed to get the opportunity to play at the next level. 

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