2021 Season Countdown: #83 George Johnson III

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22Jun 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #83 George Johnson III

George Johnson III

Name: George Johnson III
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
193 lbs.
High school:
Stuart (FL) Martin
Position:
Cornerback
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

12Jun 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #87 George Johnson III

George Johnson III (image via MGoBlue)

Name: George Johnson III
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
193 lbs.
High school:
Stuart (FL) Martin
Position:
Cornerback
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#22
Last year:
I ranked Johnson #94 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:
58

Johnson had a pretty quiet first year in Ann Arbor, which was fully expected. A high school quarterback, he spent the 2019 season transitioning to wide receiver. He earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Illinois game, but otherwise, things were pretty quiet.

Now Johnson has reportedly moved to cornerback, his third position in three years. Michigan does not have a lot of depth at cornerback, but I would expect Johnson to be at or near the bottom of the depth chart. He didn’t even have spring ball to help get acclimated to the position, so players he might have surged past are probably still watching him in the rearview mirror. I expect this season to be another year of mostly standing on the sideline.

Prediction: Backup cornerback

28Dec 2019
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Afternoon Roundup: December 28, 2019

Ben Van Sumeren (image via Wolverines Wire)

The holidays are busy. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying Washington State vs. Air Force highlights!

A couple wrap-up items from recent days on players with decisions to make:

  • Nick Eubanks is returning for a fifth year at tight end, which is good because I don’t think he would get drafted in 2020.
  • Kwity Paye is returning for his senior year at defensive end, which is also good because I don’t think his draft stock would be very high.
  • It sounds like Ambry Thomas is coming back, although he hasn’t come out with that decision as definitively as the first two.

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15Aug 2019
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Final TTB Ratings for 2019

Daxton Hill

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I know it’s a little bit late in the game, but back in the spring, I didn’t have time to review all the senior film for Michigan’s 2019 signees and give them updated TTB Ratings. I did that during the 2019 Season Countdown, so here are the final TTB Ratings for the class of 2019.

S Daxton Hill: 100
He’s the best safety in the class, though it’s an unimpressive safety class overall.

RB Zach Charbonnet: 83 90
As long as he can get/stay healthy, Charbonnet has the potential to be a high draft pick in the future.

DT Chris Hinton, Jr.: 90
He should be an early contributor with high long-term upside.

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24May 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #94 George Johnson III

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