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NCs Johnson to carry on family legacy at Methodist
NORTH CENTRALS OMAR JOHNSON signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist College while being joined by his parents, Gloria and James Johnson, and his younger sister, Jamera Johnson. Standing are NCHS principal Worth Thomasson and NCHS head football coach and athletics director Louis Clyburn. - photo by Photo courtesy of Nicole Gainey/NCHS
Seated beneath a plaque honoring the achievements of his uncle and former North Central and then, Super Bowl champion cornerback Tyronne Drakeford, Omar Johnson smiled as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist College.Sitting to the North Central senior’s left was his father and former Camden High basketball standout James “Bo” Johnson. Having a father who starred on the hardwood and an uncle who went on to play for the Sand Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins, Omar Johnson could have been pulled in two different directions. Instead, he split it down the middle.An outside linebacker for Louis Clyburn’s Knights in the fall, Johnson traded his cleats for sneakers; starting at guard for Andy Johnson’s basketball squad in the winter months.