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Johnson signs with Minnesota
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Camden native and former Camden High football player Roland Johnson signed a national football letter-of-intent with the University of Minnesota.Johnson was a two-year starter at defensive end for the Bulldogs as a sophomore and a junior before leaving the program --- after making 150 tackles as a junior --- and transferring to Byrnes High School for his senior season in 2009. He signed with Western Carolina University in 2010, playing in 10 games for the Catamounts and recording 45 tackles.Last fall, the 6-foot-1, 295-pounder transferred to Butler Community College in Kansas and was a first team All-Jayhawk Conference choice after a 27-tackle season which included three sacks. He was a three-star prospect by and a two-star prospect by graduating from Butler, Johnson will enroll at Minnesota this fall after being recruited to the Big 10 program by Golden Gophers’ defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys.“He has a very high motor,” Claeys said of Johnson, who will be a junior at UM this fall.