Some high school football athletes attend junior college to improve academics and others attend to improve themselves on the football field. OL Johnny Kight
was one of those that needed to work on improving his technique and getting stronger.
"Yes sir, I came out of a 1A school Nanih Waiya HS at (6-5, 220)," Kight stated. "I needed to get bigger and stronger, and get more time on the field to improve. I redshirted my freshman year and this was my first year starting at right tackle. I will transfer in for the spring semester at ULL and participate in spring practice."
Johnny Kight traveled down to Louisiana with his father after just recently hearing from the Ragin' Cajuns and Coach Stringer.
"I just recently started hearing from Coach Stringer and he asked me to come down to watch a game," Johnny mentioned. "I really didn't know much about their program and so we came in for the Western Kentucky game to take a look around. Once we got there, we met with some of the coaches before the game, including coach Hudspeth. We took a little tour around the tailgating area and the stadium; that was really cool."
Along with the Cajuns, Kight has been hearing from Memphis
, South Alabama
, Middle Tennessee
, but he wasn't looking to commit this weekend.
"We came down not anticipating committing right now," said Kight. "But my dad and I were just blown away by the crowd and game atmosphere; the people were great to us in the tailgate area and the coaches made us feel like family after the game. I grew up going to Mississippi State games and their fans are as loud as any game I've ever attended in Starkville. Coach Hudspeth asked me after the game if I was ready to be a part of the Ragin' Cajun family and we had seen enough to know that ULL was the place I wanted to play college football."
With his verbal commitment to Louisiana, what is next for Johnny Kight?
"I'm going to finish out the fall semester here at East Central and enroll at ULL in January," Johnny mentioned. "I haven't decided on a major but I will complete my requirements and sign in February with the 2013 class. I'm excited about the coming down to Lafayette and becoming a member of the Ragin' Cajun family."
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East Central Mississippi Community College OL Johnny Kight (6-6, 270) became the Cajun's football program's latest commitment after Saturday night's victory over Western Kentucky. The Cajun Redzone caught up with the big Mississippi native tonight to talk about his decision to become a Ragin' Cajun.
East Central Mississippi Community College OL Johnny Kight gives Cajuns verbal after game