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Javarie Johnson

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MarylandCOMMITTED (01/11/2010)NoneJames Franklin
IllinoisNoneNoneKeith Gilmore
Miami (FL)NoneNoneAubrey Hill
Michigan St.NoneNone
New MexicoNoneNone
N.C. StateNoneNone
PittsburghNoneNoneBryan Bossard
Virginia TechNoneNoneKevin Sherman
West VirginiaNoneNone

Scouting Report on Javarie Johnson

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 11/03/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: For a linebacker he is very tall and lean with long, muscular arms and legs and a frame that can easily hold another 30 to 40 pounds. Johnson has the appearance of a young weakside defensive end similar to South Carolina’s Cliff Matthews at the same age.
Needs Improvement: He is very stiff in the hips and struggles turning and running with backs in pass patterns. Johnson must improve his backpedal and pass coverage skills if he is to stay at linebacker. He also must improve his tackling technique because he is getting away with hitting kids high which will not work at the next level.
Most Impressive: Getting after the quarterback with reckless abandon coming off the edge is his specialty. Johnson’s skill set allows him to make plays at or behind the line of scrimmage with regularity, using his long arms and excellent straight-ahead speed.
Conclusion: Definitely a redshirt candidate, unless he comes in big enough to be a pass-rushing threat on third-and-long situations. In a few years, he will be playing with his hand on the ground and making quarterbacks run for the lives because offensive tackles will not be quick enough to stop him.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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