QB Jeremy Johnson enjoys rising stock

After breakout season, signal-caller earns nod for developing leadership

Updated: July 25, 2011, 5:14 PM ET
By Dave Hooker | ESPN Recruiting

HOOVER, Ala. - Jeremy Johnson returned to where it all began.

Just a year ago, nobody knew who the 6-foot-6, 205-pound rising sophomore quarterback was. His high school coaches didn't even think he would be their starter.

"People don't know this, but when we first got here last year he wasn't even the starting quarterback," said Montgomery (Ala.) Carver head coach Billy Gresham. "Our starting quarterback was having some ups and downs, so we threw the sophomore out there. He ...

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