Antonio Johnson

Position
Safety
Height
6'2
Weight
179
Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
4-Star
247 Composite Ranking
4-Star
High School
East St. Louis (IL)
Current Team
Tennessee Volunteers

Scouting Report:(6/14/2019) Antonio has very good height and length on a leaner frame with room to add size and strength over the next few seasons. He is an explosive athlete with a long stride that allows him to cover a lot of ground in pursuit.

Johnson is an excellent run supporting safety. He is quick to make his reads and gets downhill with sharp angles and very little wasted motion to the ball carrier. He keeps proper leverage on the ball and makes explosive contact. Strong wrap-up tackler who drives through and knocks ball carriers back.

Antonio utilizes his excellent range and huge wingspan to make plays in pass coverage. He consistently gets a good break on the ball and is quick to get in position to undercut. He gets over routes as well with ease and has excellent high-point and ball skills.

Johnson Wins most 50/50 balls and provides great matchups on taller receivers in the red-zone. He has experience in man and understands the concepts of press coverage and gaining leverage with his long arms.

Antonio has all the tools to be a productive safety at the college level and under Jeremy Pruitt could turn into an All-SEC defender.  Although the transition from high school to the SEC always has its challenges, it will help that East St. Louis runs a 3-4 defense.

He finished his junior season with an impressive 81 tackles and five interceptions. This is even more impressive when you consider he also caught 33 passes for 642 yards and nine touchdowns.

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