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Talking With Orion Senior Linebacker Lane Johnson - Looking To Play College Football

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Lane Johnson Orion Linebacker Class Of 2023 5'11 185

Lane Johnson how has your season been so far?

This season wasn’t the greatest for us Chargers we ended up going 4-5 in some nail biters. I have learned a lot about myself as a player. I learned that have a good film session and staying in-tuned in the game is a must. Giving 100% effort in practice playing at game speed and reading my keys as a linebacker so it can transfer onto the field.

What was your favorite memory this season?

My favorite memory this was building a solid relationship and chemistry with my team. As a team you won’t preform to your best abilities if you don’t have a good relationship and trust with the 10 other guys in the field.

What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?

My strongest trait of the field is my play recognition. As a linebacker you have to make sure that your alway play the run first then play the pass. Reading your guards as they back or down blocked or pull you have to react so fast no false steps to the ball. Also, a good strength of mine is running my ally’s fast and with authority. What schools have you been talking to so far?

I haven’t talked to any schools so far still trying to get my name out there and show colleges what I have to offer. What should college coaches know about you?

I can be coached! I love to learn new things and techniques that can make me a faster and stronger player. My effort is good in practice and games always playing at game speed. What position do you feel most comfortable at?

I feel most comfortable at the linebacker spot i played outside my freshman year they got bigger and moved to middle/inside the rest of my high school career. I also played fullback and I’m pretty comfortable at that spot as well. What do incoming freshmen players need to know about this Orion football program?

They need to know that they have to be ready to come to work mentally and physically every day. We take film very seriously and practicing with effort so we can give the other guys a look of how it would be played in a game. They also need to know about having trust and chemistry with the guys around knowing that you have their back and not to have bad body language when something doesn’t go their way.

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