Last January C.J. Johnson was a five-star Mississippi high school football recruit trying to decide between Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Upon ruling out the Maroons, Johnson posted this comment on his Facebook page:
This is my last facebook post and I’m gonna leave facebook with this Linda Johnson has never worked as a house worker making 100 000 dollars a year and I will not be a Mississippi state bulldog and I’m not considering Mississippi state anymore bc you have constantly comment on my page send me crazy inboxes and has made my recruiting experience a living nightmare. Goodbye facebook
After announcing he had committed to Ole Miss, Johnson told the JACKSON (MS) CLARION-LEDGER:
“I saw rumors on the Internet with people saying I decommitted from Mississippi State because my momma has been working for this Ole Miss guy and she cleaned his house up for a year and she made $100,000. If my momma made $100,000 a year, I wouldn’t be driving the truck that I’m driving. I would have had a vehicle a long time ago. It’s just the little stuff like that.
“I got a lot of trash talking by both schools on Facebook, but that didn’t have a lot to do with it. But when you start getting my mom involved and my family involved, that takes it to a whole another level.”
After Johnson’s commit to the Rebels, I noted here that if he didn’t like negative comments on his Facebook page, perhaps Johnson should’ve made his page private and deleted the offending commenters.
Now enrolled at Ole Miss, Johnson has taken that concept to heart by no longer putting himself in a position to be affected negatively by Facebook.
Have you seen Johnson’s Twitter page?