ScoutTV: Junior RB Desmond Johnson

Yazoo City (MS) High School junior running back Desmond Johnson is highlighted in this ScoutTV 2006 season video presentation.

Desmond Johnson Profile Page:

Strengths:
A very fast, very quick, shifty runner with great vision. Uses his blockers as well as any runner that I've seen in awhile. A durable runner who rushed 283 times for 2,509 yards and 33 touchdowns this past season. His coaches describe him as a natural. His nickname is reckless due to his reckless style of play. Plays in class 4A, the second highest classification in the state of Mississippi.

Weaknesses:
Tall enough (5-11), but lacks great bulk (180 lbs). Better in open space than running inside, although if there's a hole he will get through it. While his speed is very good, he did get run down on occasion.

Future:
Could very easily end up as one of the top 5 or 10 players in the state of Mississippi next season. Should be highly recruited and end up on a team in a BCS conference.

Schools Interested In:
Likes the in-state schools (MSU, OM, USM) and out-of-state schools LSU, Southern Cal, Miami, Florida, Auburn and Alabama.

No. 7 RB Desmond Johnson 2006 Season Highlights (numerous games) -


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