Commitment Breakdown: Shamar Johnson

InsideTheVille.com provides in-depth analysis of Louisville's new offensive line commit Shamar Johnson from Pensacola (FL) Forest Pines. An impressive prospect with ideal athleticism and length, InsideTheVille.com explains why Johnson projects as Louisville's future left tackle.

Future Card: Shamar Johnson

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 280 pounds

Offers: FIU

Class Impact: Charlie Strong is looking to add a few offensive linemen in 2013 and Johnson is a good starting point for the Cardinals to build around. With Johnson in the fold, Strong is assembling an impressive group of young offensive tackles for the Cardinals that includes 6'6, 320 pound sophomore Jamon Brown and massive freshmen Ryan Mack (6'6, 315) and Abraham Garcia (6'5, 330). That's the size needed to compete at a high level in the Big East or any other BCS conference in the future.

Scouting Report: Johnson is highly impressive on film. Also a basketball player, Johnson finishes blocks well, possesses good feet and run well for a prospect his size. Johnson 'bends' well despite his impressive size, but more importantly has the toughness and ideal length to be an impact left tackle in the future for Louisville.

Who's left?: Though Louisville has limited scholarships available this year, expect Strong's staff to add at least two more offensive linemen in this class. Some of the top targets include, three-star tackles Kyle Meadows, Sam Coverdale and Chris Huhn and four-star guard Denver Kirkland.

Final Take: It's a little surprising that Johnson doesn't own more scholarship offers at this point, though he is clearly on the radar of SEC powers Auburn and Florida. Johnson will need the help of a college weight program to reach his potential, but he'll arrive on campus more physically advanced than 6'6, 265 pound redshirt freshman tackle Aaron Epps.


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