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James-Michael Johnson Signs With XAM Sports Leading Up To 2012 NFL Draft

James-Michael Johnson, a redshirt senior inside linebacker from Nevada, has signed with Scott Smith of XAM Sports.  Smith announced the signing on his Twitter feed last week. ranks Johnson as the 2nd best senior inside linebacker in the country, and currently projects him as a 4th round pick in 2012.  In 2011, Johnson had 87 tackles (3.5 for loss), an interception, and a fumble recovery.  Prior to the season, he was named to the 2011 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List.   Johnson has been invited to participate in the Senior Bowl on January 28, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.