Recruiting Report: Kaden Johnson (2020)


Posted On: 11/9/18 4:32 PM

It’s no secret that Minnehaha Academy standout wing Kaden Johnson is a big time football recruit.  Hoops is our game here at Prep Hoops but we see a need to let people know that Johnson is doing with football as well. 

The scholarship list includes Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, and more.  Johnson has recently visited Notre Dame, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  

Johnson catches passes, returns punts, and tackles everything as well as covers the field at linebacker.  Kaden saw Wisconsin against Illinois. 

“The visit was amazing. The game was amazing. There is so much to do in Madison,” Johnson stated to 247 Sports.  “(The coaches) said I would fit in perfectly.  They want me to come down for another game.  The staff there is always willing to reach out to help with whatever it is. They always show me and my family love when we come down. I love that. (And) whenever I step on campus, there’s a crazy amount of energy.”

Johnson has also been to Minnesota for several visits.  The Gophers are a program he is comfortable with and one he is well aware of. 

“I was there when (Minnesota) played against Fresno State and Iowa. I’m planning on going to one more game before the season ends. They say that I can fit in perfectly with what they’re doing.

“They’re looking to possibly get me in for another game and I’ll talk to the linebackers coach, and we can walk through where I can fit schematically.

“I’ve always grown up a Gopher fan. The Iowa game was a great experience for me, I’ve never been in an environment like that before. I also like how the coaches show me a lot of love and show me how I can fit into the program. Home is where the heart is. I

“haven’t really thought about where I want to sit down and decided when my time will come to commit. Other than that, I love what the Gophers are doing, and I can’t wait to see what P.J. Fleck does with the team.”

On the football field Johnson does a lot for his team, but his main role is as a defender.  On the talented Minnehaha Academy basketball team the same can be said.   He scored eight a game but is also one of the state’s best defenders.