Scouting Report: DuWayne Johnson

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Johnson (pictured left) with VT DBs coach Torrian Gray
Johnson (pictured left) with VT DBs coach Torrian Gray

DuWayne Johnson is one of the skinniest football prospects you’ll ever see. He also has a very big offer list, and the Hokies were able to land him over some of the nation’s top programs.

DuWayne Johnson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
Rivals: 3-stars, #55 cornerback, #8 player in DC
247: 3-stars, #67 cornerback, #8 player in DC
ESPN: 3-stars, #44 cornerback, #6 player in DC

All of the recruiting services are in general agreement with DuWayne Johnson. He’s one of those 3-star prospects with a good offer list who would be ranked higher if he was a little bigger. Johnson is skinnier than a stick, and he’s going to need some time to develop in the strength and conditioning program before he’s ready to play.

An alum of H.D. Woodson in Washington, DC, Johnson’s high school defensive back coach is Roland Minor. If you recall, Minor was also from H.D. Woodson, and he started at cornerback for Virginia Tech. Tech’s defensive back tradition, Torrian Gray’s steady recruiting and Roland Minor’s influence all contributed to the Hokies landing Johnson.

This is a kid who committed to Virginia Tech way back on February 8, 2014, and he stuck with it. That says a lot about him, considering the offers he later racked up, including Georgia, Auburn, Arizona, Clemson, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Michigan, UNC, NC State and Southern Cal. That’s as good an offer list as you’ll see for a 3-star prospect. Here’s his film…

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