2022 – LB -Anthony Johnson – Neumann Goretti, PA – 6’1/ 230

247 Rank:  National - 165 / LB - 7 / PA – 6

Commitment – Rutgers University

Name/Location/Date/Time of film for evaluation – Sophomore Season– Hudl – 11/10/2019 – 4m 25sec

Physical Attributes – Anthony has what you are looking for in a ILB body.  Has decent height and good long levers.  His body carries 230lbs really well.  Will prob top out in the 250ish range.  If he gets any bigger than that he may have to get to 300 and move to a DT but I am not too sure that will happen.  Is twitchy for size with good feet.  Is upright most of the time and looks stiff in his lowers when he goes to change direction.  Runs straightline really well for his size.  Going to be interesting to see what his body maxes out at in the years to come.         

Position Specific Skills – Anthony does a lot of really good things at the ILB position.  He shows he has twitch to read and pull the trigger.  A straight line type runner who exhibits excellent play speed.  Can really pull the trigger and play sideline to sideline.  A high effort guy who is very instinctive on the football field and is a playmaker.  Anthony looks a bit stiff and upright at times and has some trouble with change of direction.   An above average tackler, can blitz and pass rush from the ILB position.      

Overall – Anthony is a great bodied, tough, instinctive ILB.  He plays like the captain of the team.  High effort, play maker.  He can run really well, straight line.  Will be interesting to see where his body takes him.  As a Junior in high school he is sitting at 230.  Not tall and long enough to be a DE if he out grows ILB.  Either way Anthony is a really good football player with the tools to be very productive at the power 5 level.  Rutgers is getting a good one.

Paul Gonnella

Paul Gonnella
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of THE PROCESS Football Recruiting. His 10 years of experience as the Director of Player Personnel at Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Miami, Purdue, South Florida, and Memphis make Paul one of the best evaluators in the country.