Johnson is able to survive on an island with the quickest and fleetest thanks to his awesome agility and stunning 4.52 speed. He projects as a safety at the collegiate level, but could become an outside linebacker by just eating a big breakfast.
Seriously, Johnson needs to refine his technique and develop his zone coverage skills to play safety at the next level, but his athletic ability alone gives him a chance to play early, which is a high priority in his decision-making process.
All of those schools have extended Johnson scholarship offers in addition to his other favorites — Texas A&M, Arkansas and Miami. That's an impressive collection of suitors for a three-star prospect with a lot of room for improvement. However, to read Scout.com's capsule summary of his attributes it's not really surprising he's getting that type interest.
"An absolute specimen with a tremendous size/speed package. Plays cornerback but projects as a strong safety or outside linebacker on the next level. A bit raw as a DB, the track speed has D.J. showing a great deal of upside/potential for the next level."
For a Tennessee team in need of both big safeties and fast linebackers, Johnson is one of those rare prospects that could fill the twin bill.