Josh Johnson Interview
Sr / Purdue / Sr.
Updated - 1-21-13
By: Alex Khvatov
Alex Khvatov: Describe your experience at the 2013 Shrine Game so far.
Josh Johnson: It has been a very thrilling experience. I have been going against some very talented players. We have guys from different areas like ACC and SEC. I love competition. I love coming out, learning something new every day and getting better.
Alex Khvatov: What has been your most memorable moment here?
Josh Johnson: Lining up with different guys on defense and learning the new terminology. Learn from the other guys and step up your game to another level.
Alex Khvatov: Which wide receiver from the East squad has been the toughest match-up for you?
Josh Johnson: I feel like all of them have done a great job. They all have their advantages. They all do a great job running their routes. They are great.
Alex Khvatov: Which guys have you bonded with?
Josh Johnson: I talk to a lot of them. I am very close to a lot of them. Melvin White (CB from LA-Lafayette), Branden Smith (CB from Georgia), Josh (Evans, S from Florida) and Kayvon (Webster, CB from South Florida).
Alex Khvatov: What are your strengths?
Josh Johnson: Being aggressive. I am always trying to get inside the other guy’s head. I am not just some guy that they can push around. I love to compete. I am going to get after you.
Alex Khvatov: What areas of your game have you been trying to improve upon this week?
Josh Johnson: Cleaning up my footwork and coming out of my breaks. If I see a read, I need to just attack it. I am just working on my technique.
Alex Khvatov: Have you enjoyed returning kicks here?
Josh Johnson: I am very healthy now. It is giving me an opportunity to show my versatility. I like having the ball in my hands. I like making guys miss and trying to get a touchdown.
Alex Khvatov: Tell me about your career at Purdue.
Josh Johnson: I feel like it was successful. Our senior season didn’t go exactly how we wanted. But seniors had the chance to get to a bowl game. I had a great season. At the end of the day, there are always missed opportunities, but I am blessed to be here. I want to thank the man upstairs, my parents and Purdue.
Alex Khvatov: What are your hobbies?
Josh Johnson: I like to listen to music and ball with my little brothers. I talk to them a lot. I got young kids texting me and writing to me on facebook and asking me questions about being at a big college. I like to give them feedback. I like giving back to the community and helping kids.
Alex Khvatov: Where are you training for the NFL Draft?
Josh Johnson: St. Vincent’s down in Indianapolis.
Alex Khvatov: Finish the sentence, Josh Johnson is….
Josh Johnson: As a football player, I am a very aggressive guy. I am a go-getter. Off-the-field, I am very caring and a people person.
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