Running Back Storm Johnson, An Under Armour All-American and ESPN Top 150 recruit coming out of Loganville High School is the Hurricanes' top recruit and is ranked No. 23 nationally at his position by Rivals.com, and was ranked No. 3 in the state of Georgia.
A scouting review by ESPN.com had this to say about the kid with the perfect name to be a Miami Hurricane: "Johnson is a load of back with deceptive speed and lateral quickness.
"His good feet can actually be a detriment at times. He can take extra east-west cuts instead of blasting it downhill. Johnson has great size and, for the most part, runs with good body lean."
Associated Content.com also had this to say, "His running style closely resembles that of Alabama's Mark Ingram. He is not afraid to drop his pads and punish a tackler when the opportunity arises. Johnson is also great at gaining yards after contact, and like Ingram he already has a fair amount of experience taking direct snaps in a "wildcat" like formation. Storm Johnson shows a great blend of patience, power and shiftiness; a perfect combination for college football success."
Miami fans should be stoked for this guy, because with a stable that already includes Damien Berry, Lamar Smith, Mike James, and the oft-injured Greg Cooper, the 'Canes deepest position could very well be the running back position.
Scouts Inc. gave this kid a grade of 83, and My final grade: A- with the potential to be an A+, and I find no flaw in that assessment. He could become a star in Miami's system.
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