Top linebacker lists Baylor, Southern Methodist and Texas Christian as graduate transfer options
DeKALB – “I used to pray for times like this, to rhyme like this. So I had to grind like that to shine like this.”
Jawuan Johnson knows every lyric to Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares.” It’s one of his go-to tracks on game days. There’s even a video of him rapping the song on YouTube mixed in with some of his highlight plays.
Johnson is able to relate to each word of the introduction. Coming out of New Boston (Texas) High School in 2014, Johnson had only one Division I football scholarship offer.
The one school that took a chance on the 6-foot, 220-pound linebacker? Northern Illinois.