LJ Johnson

  • Pos RB
  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 210

Prospect Info

  • High School Cy-Fair
  • City Cypress, TX
  • Exp 2023 - ...

SMU Mustangs

  • Jersey #11
  • Class R-SO
  • Age 21

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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 12/18/2020

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


Second Round

Reminds Us Of

Jonathan Stewart New York Giants

Solidly built with naturally lower center of gravity to provide for prototypical running back stature. Combines impressive big-play ability with high-volume grind. Consistently shows good lateral foot quickness and can make defenders miss in the hole. At his best as a downhill hole-puncher with one-cut explosiveness. Run leverage is good and compounded by functional strength, particularly in the lower body. Verified top-end speed with a 4.42 40 that dates to sophomore year. Promising block-following instincts and vision. Displays consistently good contact balance with strength to run through arm tackles. Also flashes an effective stiff-arm. Rushing production noticeably dropped from junior to senior year, including yards per carry (9.4 to 7.1). Run-finishing urgency not as consistent as junior performance, but pass-catching reps ticked slightly upward. No doubt one of the nation's top 2021 running backs. Should become a multi-year impact starter and likely possess an early-round NFL Draft ceiling.

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  • Evaluated 11/20/2019 Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

2020: Was named the District 17-6A Offensive MVP as a senior
2019: Texas AP Class 6A second-team all-state selection as a junior; District 17-6A unanimous Overall MVP; MaxPreps second-team Junior All-American.
2018: Named the District 17-6A Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore.

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