Signee Spotlight: Antonio Johnson

GoldenSports.net highlights incoming freshman safety Antonio Johnson from Cleveland, Ohio.

Profile: Antonio Johnson
Size: 6-foot-0, 190 pounds
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
School: Shaker Heights
Position: Safety
Committed: December 13, 2011

Prep Career Highlights:

Johnson scored 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,137 yards as a running back during his senior season. He also recorded 84 total tackles (51 solo, 33 assists) and added a pair of interceptions during the 2011 season.

Coach Tracy Claeys' Take:

"One of our biggest concerns coming through with the junior college kids—most of them are corners—we had a concern at safety. After going through it a year in the Big Ten, not only do you have to be big but you have to be able to run. We feel like Antonio will give us a chance.

"He's going to be expected to play right away whether that's as a starter or as a backup. He has the size and strength and speed to do that so it's just a matter of him learning what to do. For no more safety projects we've signed, we're very high on him and he's going to get the opportunity to play in the fall.

High School Highlights:


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