Montgomery Bell Academy
HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year letterwinner on the offensive line... Two-time Division II-AA All-State recipient, including unanimous recognition in 2008... Finalist for Division II Lineman of the Year... Named to Nashville Tennessean's "All-Dream Team" and Division II All-State team by sports writers... Helped MBA to state playoffs in 2008 and 13-0 state championship in 2007... Standout discus thrower on track and field squad... Earned two letters in wrestling... Avid weightlifter, holding team's power clean mark of 335 lbs... All-State Academic... VP of MBA's FCA organization.
PERSONAL Wesley Vadnais Johnson... Son of David and Arlene Johnson... Born Jan. 9, 1991... Oldest of three siblings: sister, Joanna, and brother, William... Dad works in employee benefits industry... Dad also played baseball at Louisiana Tech... Grandfather played football at Hofstra and briefly with the Baltimore Colts... Worked "Backfield in Motion" camps for local youth.
MBA HEAD COACH DANIEL McGUGIN
"From a coaching standpoint, Wesley is everything you'd ever want in a player. He's talented, driven, leader, hard worker, great teammate, all attributes just begin to describe Wesley. He's the type of guy that you build a program around.
"Wesley is a tremendous athlete that happens to play on the offensive line. He blends great talent and desire, a guy that wants to be his best. He's just a relentless worker, a guy we have to force to leave the weight room.
"Wesley still needs to gain the necessary weight, but that is going to happen once he's in their (Vanderbilt) system. Once he gets the weight, he could be a dominant player at that level."