The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE MEASURABLES • Has run a 4.60 40-yard dash and a 4.56 20-yard shuttle. • Boasts a vertical jump of 29 inches. STATISTICS • During his senior campaign, he posted 112 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks. • Totaled 84 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in his junior cam- paign. • In 2013, as a sophomore, had 60 tackles, including eight for loss and four sacks. • Had five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in his prep career. • Also played tight end and caught 10 balls for 118 yards (11.8-yards aver- age) and a touchdown. HONORS • Ranked No. 6 in the state by as a senior. • Named to the second-team all- state defense and first-team All-Group 3 defense as a senior. ALL-STAR GAMES AND CAMPS • Participated in the 2016 Semper- Fidelis All-American Bowl. • Attended the 2015 Rivals Camp Se- ries in New Jersey. RECRUITMENT • Became the first of the New Jersey contingent to commit to Michigan, pledging on June 25, 2015. • Picked U-M over Rutgers, South Carolina and Penn State. • Was recruited by Michigan defen- sive line coach Greg Mattison and linebackers/special teams coach Chris Partridge. NOTABLE • Born on Dec. 5, 1997. • Helped his team go 28-5 in three seasons. • Was a prep teammate of fellow U-M signee Brad Hawkins Jr., a four-star wide receiver. 2016 PROJECTION • Michigan needs pass rushers to emerge in 2016, and Johnson has the quick burst off the snap that could fuel an opportunity to play in his true freshman campaign, if only as a third- down specialist. He's a bit of a tweener that probably projects best at outside linebacker in a 3-4, but it remains to RON JOHNSON DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 245 CAMDEN H.S. CAMDEN, N.J. RANKINGS STARS NAT. POS. STATE ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ — 20 8 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 109 15 4 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 238 18 6 ✪ ✪ ✪ — 52 17 RIVALS' ADAM FRIEDMAN ON JOHNSON "He is someone that will put pressure on a quarterbacks, and he also has the athleticism to play in space."

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