Mississippi State officially hosted six prospective Bulldog football players over the course of Super Bulldog Weekend. One of that half dozen standouts was Greenwood High School (MS) product Kwatrivous Johnson. Johnson made the short drive east on Highway 82 along with his grandmother and younger brother. It appears that the trio enjoyed their time in Johnson’s future college home.
“I had a great visit. I enjoyed everything about it,” Johnson said. “I got to see some things I had never seen before and we got to eat real good. One of the best things about it was being able to see the Spring game and then have a chance to go out with my host and hang out with all of the other players.”
The Bulldog player charged with answering Johnson’s questions and showing him the lay of the land was offensive tackle, Greg Eiland. To hear Johnson tell it, the pair had a memorable weekend together.
“Greg was my host. He’s from Philadelphia (MS),” Johnson shared. “He’s a great guy and I had a lot of fun with him. He took me around and introduced me to everybody. I got to meet a lot of people. We went to a party and had a good time there. He told me about all of the things they do up there and about the workouts and all of that. It made me real excited about getting back up there.”
Some of the insight the Johnson felt was most valuable involved Mississippi State offensive line coach, Marcus Johnson. Over the course of the weekend, Johnson was able to get an insiders’ look at how the new Bulldog O line boss is on and off of the field.
“The big thing is that all of his players like him,” Johnson said. “They were all telling me what a great coach he was and what a great man he is. They said that he really pushes you to be better and that he’s a great teacher. They all like him and they said that he really cares about you as a person and not just as a player.”
Before making the trip home, Johnson had the opportunity to get some face time with Top Dawg, Coach Joe Moorhead. Johnson shares that the parting message from the first year head coach was one of encouragement.
“Coach Moorhead was telling me to stay in shape and to keep working hard in school,” Johnson said. “He said that they are excited about me coming back up there and that he wants me to come in ready to work. He said that they are ready to get me up there and ready to get started.”
Senior years are filled with important dates that mark memorable milestones. In addition to prom, senior skip day and other high school related activities, Johnson has another important appointment to keep. The talented offensive lineman is working back from a broken bone that has him sporting a cast these days.
“I am going to get the cast off of my wrist on May 14th,” Johnson said. “I am ready to get this thing off. It won’t be long after that when I start school at Mississippi State. I graduate on May 25th and then I start school on May 31st. It is not much longer now.”
Johnson was rated a four star offensive tackle in the 2018 recruiting rankings by 247Sports and widely considered the top offensive line prospect in his home state of Mississippi throughout his senior season. The native of the Mississippi Delta was also selected to participate in the Under Armour All-American game at the conclusion of his senior season.
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