He has the type of athleticism that if he wants to play linebacker, it's not completely out of the question that he could play there in college, but he has the makings of a 1st round draft pick at the defensive tackle position. He has an amazing burst, and he tracks from sideline to sideline. He put up Tecmo Bowl numbers against his competition as a junior including rushing for over 1,200 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns in just six games. Much of that yardage came in the last three games of the season when he switched to running back from fullback.
He also made 173 tackles on defense and notes that he rarely played in the second half of games because his team was usually holding a big lead at intermission.
In the second round of the playoffs, Johnson had a day most players only dream about having. On 28 carries he rushed for 310 yards and two touchdowns, leading his team to the victory. He also added 17 tackles on defense.
Johnson will be on every school's list across the country, and he recently told Jason Caldwell of AUTigers.com, "At this point there are probably too many schools," Johnson says. "It's not like I can pinpoint certain things about a school because I'm not sure yet. I like a lot of different schools. I have offers from Louisville, Kentucky and Maryland already. I have been hearing a lot from Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida State, USC, West Virginia, North Carolina and Wake Forest as well as some others including Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia."
This summer Johnson says he plans to showcase his abilities at as many camps as possible.
"My team goes to the UK camp," Johnson says. "I know it's a definite that I'll go there. Really I'm definitely going to go to another combine to see how much my times have improved. Then I'm not sure what camps I'll go to after that. I'll just have to see."
As stated, Johnson is one of those players one must see to believe, and even then, he'll leave you in dis-belief.
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