ICTV: Scouting UNC WR Commit Roscoe Johnson

Breaking down UNC pledge Roscoe Johnson through senior season footage.

Although the 4.4-second 40-yard dash he clocked at camp initially grabbed the UNC coaches’ attention, Roscoe Johnson's hands – and not his feet – are his greatest asset.

In the senior season footage above – which were pulled from three of Union County’s 2015 contests – the 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver makes difficult catches look easy. Absent from the above footage are drops, because there weren’t any. In fact, only three passes thrown his direction fell incomplete and all three were overthrows. Just as important, Johnson has the body control to maintain his stride even while pulling in slightly off-target passes.

Union County uses Johnson a lot on underneath routes where he accumulates extra yardage by making the first defender miss. However, he’s not necessarily a home run threat, despite the aforementioned speed.

Johnson won’t be confused for a tight end, but he’s a willing blocker, who selflessly attempts to help the offense by at least occupying a defender.


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