Area Youth Football Player Ranked Among Best in Nation

Offense-Defense Sports released the first edition of its National Youth and High School Football Rankings and Travis Johnson, 12, of Murrieta, CA was ranked 48th among all 11 and 12 year olds in the country and 14th among defensive lineman as of rankings dated February 25th.

Johnson is 6’1” 172 pounds and only twelve years old. He works out with military, firefighter and law enforcement trainers at Crossfit Overload. “If you love it enough and want it bad enough, you will work harder than anyone that is trying to take it away from you,” said Johnson, “ I cannot stand knowing that there is someone out there working harder than me to be better.”

Johnson has been playing with the Temecula Titans for the past three years, but will be joining the Murrieta Rams youth football program this fall. He hopes to make the varsity team his freshman year at Vista Murrieta; his goal is to attend UCLA.

“Travis has been given a gift of size and talent,” says coach Ted Johnson, “but more than that, he has potential. Add desire and you have a great student-athlete.”

Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 45 years and currently operates in approximately 40 camp locations nationwide. For more information visit

One Response to "Area Youth Football Player Ranked Among Best in Nation"

  1. Kelly   April 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Great story, I am surprised it was not posted in the paper. Would be great exposure for him and the Valley news

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was published in our March 21, 2014 issue of the Valley News.


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