Name: George Johnson III
Weight: 193 lbs.
High school: Stuart (FL) Martin
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #24
Last year: I ranked Johnson #83 and said he would be a backup cornerback (LINK). He did not play.
TTB Rating: 58
Johnson has spent two years on Michigan’s campus now, and he has yet to play a down. After coming in as a receiver, he switched to cornerback prior to the 2020 season. Despite some terrible cornerback play – albeit in a shortened season – Johnson didn’t play, even on special teams. In today’s college football world, year three is pretty much a now-or-never situation. If he finds himself buried on the bench this fall, this might be his final year in Ann Arbor.
Prediction: Backup cornerback