Name: Aaron Johnson
School: Olathe East
Position(s): Defensive End, Tight End
Weight: 215 lbs.
Notes: After losing a strong senior class that included players such as Rick Settle, JaVon Williams, Derahn Williams and Jake Woten, Olathe East will be looking to replace quite a bit of talent on the field. Fortunately for the Hawks they do return Aaron Johnson, who should be a focal point for the team on both sides of the ball in 2009.
Johnson spent the 2008 season disrupting opposing offenses out of his rush defensive end position. His raw combination of speed, size, and athleticism made him a headache for opposing coaches, and he ended up taking home First Team All-Sunflower League honors in 2008. Johnson should have repeat results in 2009, but he will also have the task of leading what appears to a young and unproven Olathe East squad. The Hawks have been extremely dominant since the 2002 season, and for that to continue in 2009 it is a must that Johnson steps up to lead the team.
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