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A profile on Michael Johnson, a 5-foot-10 defensive back from Cypress Bay.

Player: defensive back/outside linebacker Michael Johnson

School: Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay

Size: 5-10 and 200

Speed: He claims to have 4.46 speed and on tape, he looks to have lots of it.

Academics: He claims to have a 3.0 GPA and will test for the first time on May 7.

Age: 207 months

Junior Year: Johnson finished his junior season with 65 tackles, five caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and one defensive touchdown.

College Choices: "I like the University of Miami, the University of Southern Cal, UCLA, Georgia, and Florida," Johnson said.

Scholarship Offers: none

Other Sports: wrestling and track (district champion)

The skinny: A fast and talented player in the secondary, Johnson often times lines up as a linebacker because of his ability to match up physically near the line of scrimmage. However, as a safety he covers a lot of ground and has the ability to take away the tight end from opposing offenses. He's got a good combination of size and speed and brings a lot of athletic ability to the table. He has an NFL body already and is coming off a productive junior season. He will enter the season as one of the top defensive prospects in Broward County.

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