Duke's 5-Star Performance
Duke Johnson
Duke Johnson
Director of Scouting
Posted Dec 28, 2011
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Duke Johnson (5'9/188) is a 5-Star rated back by Scout.com who is committed to Miami. Johnson helped lead his Norland team to a No. 6 ranking in the Scout Top 50 and scored five touchdowns in the State Championship Game against Wakulla. See him in action in this presentation by Fox Sports.

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Duke Johnson (5'9/188) is a 5-Star rated back by Scout.com who is committed to Miami. Johnson helped lead his Norland team to a No. 6 ranking in the Scout Top 50 and scored five touchdowns in the State Championship Game against Wakulla.

Johnson was a triple threat for his Norland team as he did his damage against Wakulla rushing, receiving, and on special teams. He had one touchdown for every star next to his name (five).

Johnson runs bigger than his listed 5'9 and 188 pounds. He is blessed with great acceleration, balance and vision. He uses his off hand as a weapon to fend off would-be tacklers as well as any running back in the nation. He can push a defender to the ground with his hand, turn, and accelerate all in one motion. Johnson also has terrific hands, lining up at times as a wide receiver and is a threat out of the backfield.

Johnson finished his season with over 2000 yards and ran for nearly 1,300 in the playoffs.

See his 5-Star performance against Wakulla in this presentation by Fox Sports.

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Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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