Stanton's Gutsy Performance

Director of Scouting
Posted Sep 26, 2012
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4-Star quarterback Johnny Stanton's season came to an end on Friday night, but not before he put his Santa Margarita Eagles team on his back to carry them to a hard fought victory.

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We knew Johnny Stanton (6'3/225) of Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita Calif. was tough. After all, we saw him run over and through many of Southern California's top teams as a junior.

But what he did on Friday night was put his Santa Margarita team on his back and will them to victory over a tough St. Bonaventure team, all while playing part of the game on a torn ACL.

Stanton is headed to Nebraska and his knee injury should have no effect on his future with the Cornhuskers (analysis), but Stanton was limping noticeably in the fourth quarter of the big matchup with St. Bonaventure. He was still able to secure a key first down while basically hopping on one leg in the fourth.

Here is a look at Stanton's final game with Santa Margarita. It shows what he's capable of on good wheels, and shows his heart when he's only playing on one.

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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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