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Former Panther Creek football player signs with Kansas

Posted February 6, 2013

Former Panther Creek High School football player Isaiah Johnson has landed in the Big 12 Conference.

After winning a national championship at Iowa Western Junior College this past fall, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound safety committed to Kansas University. On Wednesday, Johnson made it official, signing his National Letter of Intent.

2011 East-West All-Star Football Game Our lens on Isaiah Johnson

"I chose Kansas because I just felt like it was the best opportunity for me," Johnson said. "We have a lot of great things going in our direction. I ju8st feel like my experience with Kansas and Charlie Weis will be great for my career."

Johnson has already had success after high school. Last season, Johnson recorded 41 tackles, eight interception, two pass breakups and two touchdowns. His interception mark was the second best in the country, helping Iowa Western Community College to the national title.

"It was a great. I had the best experience and I was around a great bunch of guys," Johnson said.

When Johnson graduated from Panther Creek in 2011, he signed with Western Carolina. After getting hurt, Johnson transferred to Iowa Western Community College.

As a senior at Panther Creek, Johnson helped the Catamounts to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-AA Eastern Regional Final.

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