Reed City lineman set to play at Concordia

Michael Johnson (center) was flanked by his parents, Troy Johnson and Jamie Williams, while signing a letter of intent to play college football at Concordia, Ann Arbor. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Michael Johnson is ready to take the next step. which is good news for Concordia University of Ann Arbor.

It’s the place he signed a national letter of intent for college football earlier this month. He was among six Reed City Coyotes, who signed letters with other schools for football.

“I’m proud of them,” he said. “We all deserve to play at the next level.”

Johnson was a offensive lineman for a Reed City team which had 3,764 yards in nine games, won an eighth straight CSAA title and took its third consecutive district title. He was first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state. He’s planning on focusing on defensive line at Concordia.

“I went on a visit (to Concordia) back in December and really liked it there and I love the campus,” Johnson said. “I love the football program. A week after, they offered me a scholarship. So that’s where I’m going.

“I’m excited but I’m pretty nervous too, moving on to the next level. They always tell me it’s hard. I think I’m ready for it. All the long practices and hard practices I had (at Reed City), I think I’m ready.”

Johnson said he’ll be studying public law at Concordia.

“I’m undecided. But I’ll either be a cop or I’ll go into law school,” he said.

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