Profile 2002 - Michael Johnson (RB)

Michael Johnson is one of the nation's top prospects. Johnson, from Virginia, is a running back that can do it all. He lists Georgia as one of his choices.

One of the nation's elite running backs is Michael Johnson. Johnson plays for Newport News (Va.) Heritage High School. Last season as a junior, Johnson rushed for 2,258 yards (156 carries) and scored 52 touchdowns (6 kick returns as well). According to Johnson, a stat even more impressive is that he has never been tackled for a loss during his high school career.

"I am a slasher," said Johnson, "but I can lower my shoulder and get the tough yards if I have too."

Johnson, 5-10 and 187 yards, has scholarship offers from the ACC and Big 10 schools. Florida, Miami, Tennessee and Georgia have also offered him a scholarship.

"I am looking for early playing time and I would like to go to a winning program. I would also like to wear jersey number two. Right now, I like Virginia, Florida State, Miami, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. I will visit UVA and the three Florida schools. It looks like Tennessee or Georgia will get my last visit."

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