With the graduation of some of the best skill players in the state, many of whom are taking their games to top D1 programs, the Mullen Mustangs will rely on a talented and experienced group of offensive linemen to guide them in the early part of the 2007 football season. Tackle Bryce Givens, guard Jimmy Miller and center Alec Johnson are the heart and soul of the Mullen team. Within this group of D1 bound offensive linemen, Alec Johnson, as center, will lead the unit that has Mullen's offensive fate in its hands. The 6-4 295 pound Johnson was 1st Team All-League last season on the strength of his game which includes great technique, a good first step, leadership, knowledge of the game and most importantly, a good old fashioned nasty streak. All these qualities are crucial as a new QB steps under center for Mullen for the first time in two years. As the QB matures, look for Mullen to hand the ball to talented but inexperienced RB Jonathan Gaye. With the speedy Gaye getting numerous touches, the lines ability to run block will be paramount. The line is more than up to the task. Last season, Johnson, Miller and Givens paved the way for Phil Morelli to go over 2,000 yards rushing.
For his hard work and prowess on the offensive line, Johnson has been rewarded with numerous D1 offers. Currently, Johnson holds offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Utah, Kansas, Washington State and San Diego State. Look for Johnson to gain even more offers after the season begins.
Former college offensive lineman and current Scout.com recruiting analyst Jason Jewell had this to say about Johnson and his game, "Johnson has all of the tools to be a successful center at the next level. He is quick off the ball. He uses his hands well. He plays with a wide base. He has no problems blocking a head up nose, blocking a three-technique or getting up to the linebackers." Here is film of Johnson from last season so you can judge for yourself.