2011 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season ... Suffered a pulled hamstring during preseason camp that limited him for the first month of the season ... Had surgery on Oct. 21, 2011, to repair a labrum.
A local Triad product who is a 2011 graduate of Southwest Guilford High School in High Point ... Played running back, receiver and quarterback for the Cowboys ... Member of the 2010 AP All-State team ... Selected to the all-area, all-conference and HSOT all-state team ... Two-time All-Piedmont Triad 4-A conference selection ... Rated the No. 21 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com and the No. 54 athlete nationally ... Ranked as the No. 4 athlete in the state and No. 35 athlete in the nation by ESPN ... Ranked as the 120th-best wide receiver nationally by Scout.com ... Played quarterback during his senior season, rushing for 1,004 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010, averaging 7.2 yards per carry ... Rushed for a school-record 349 yards and five touchdowns vs. Glenn in 2010 ... Also passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns ... Recorded 22 tackles and two interceptions on defense ... Averaged 28.3 yards on punt returns ... First-team all-area as a junior, with 681 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns, in addition to 581 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns ... Team offensive MVP as a junior and senior ... Clocked at 4.43 in the 40-yard dash ... Played for head coach Scott Schwarzer ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, West Virginia, South Florida, NC State, East Carolina and Louisville.
Son of Duane Willis and Michelle Johnson ... Born July 22, 1993.