2019 Season Countdown: #94 George Johnson III

2019 Season Countdown: #94 George Johnson III


May 24, 2019
George Johnson III (image via 247 Sports)

Name: George Johnson III
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 181 lbs.
High school: Stuart (FL) Martin
Position: Wide receiver
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Johnson was a senior in high school (LINK). He passes for 1,174 yards and 10 touchdowns, ran for 442 yards and 9 touchdowns, and caught 5 passes for 102 yards and 1 touchdown.
TTB Rating: 73

Johnson committed to Michigan as a wide receiver despite having just a little bit of experience playing the position. For most of his high school career, he was a quarterback running a spread offense. Perhaps partly because of that inexperience playing the position, he finished the 2019 recruiting class as a 247 Composite 3-star, the #60 athlete, and #877 overall.

There’s virtually no chance of playing quarterback at Michigan, so Johnson is going to make the position switch, and those don’t generally happen overnight. On top of that, the Wolverines already have a pretty solid wide receiver crew, and an early enrollee freshman who was making waves in the spring (Mike Sainristil). Johnson is almost certainly headed for a redshirt this fall.

Prediction: Redshirt

2 comments

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    May 24, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Hypothetically, what happens if Sainstril gets dinged?

    • Thunder
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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      May 24, 2019 at 1:43 PM

      Oliver Martin, Giles Jackson, Quintel Kent…

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