July 10, 2007

Training Rojo

Three months ago Ronald Johnson found himself in a pitch black room in the middle of the afternoon.

He was far from sleeping; in fact, he couldn't be more awake. With a flip of a switch the lights snapped on and a tennis ball was flying at his head.

"That's how I worked on getting my hands as good as possible," Johnson said about the hand-eye coordination drills he would do with his high school coach. "It definitely makes catching a football during the day easier."

Fast-forward to Monday afternoon and the incoming freshman is calmly catching bullets from the likes of John David Booty and Mark Sanchez during USC's voluntary seven-on-seven summer workouts.

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