Arizona Wildcats sign first openly gay scholarship player

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TEMPE, Arizona - Huddle up college football fans!  There's a new cat in town and he's quite a force.

Seventeen-year-old My-King Johnson stands at 6 feet 4 inches and hails from Tempe, Arizona. Johnson has signed his letter of intent to attend the University of Arizona, making him the first openly gay scholarship player in major college football history.

Johnson made a name for himself as a high school senior at Tempe High School, amassing 21.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.

Texas A&M, USC, UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State all came calling, but the Wildcats were the first to offer him a full athletic scholarship.

Johnson knows some may put a target on him, but he's hoping that his new team will have his back like his Tempe teammates.

Trailblazer or not, Johnson wants to be known for his mad skills on the field, not his sexuality.

Making it to the NFL is all that matters for this determined defensive end.