Name: Kevin Johnson Jr.
Position: Wide receiver
Hometown: Columbus, N.J.
High School: IMG Academy
2017 Stats: Mostly played special teams for IMG, though was much more involved in the offense the year before at the Hun School in New Jersey.
2018 projections: It’ll be tough for Johnson to find time at wide receiver for the Orange this fall, so he looks like a potential redshirt candidate.
How’d he get here? Johnson enrolled at SU in January as a walk-on in the 2018 class.
What’d recruiting sites say?: 247 Sports gave him two stars.
Money quote: Johnson said this to Syracuse.com upon his commitment
“It’s a dream come true and I always knew I would bleed orange and blue,” Johnson Jr. said. “The decision was easier than most would think. Syracuse is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and the history in incomparable. In addition, you can’t pass down the academics that ‘Cuse has to offer. It’s an all-around great school.”
Tweets of wonder: Kevin knows how to subtweet Virginia Cavaliers fans.
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him? He’s going to go with “Catch Me If You Can” as a way of suggesting that Kevin Jr. should push to surpass his father’s exploits by using deceptive route-running and keeping one step ahead of the defenders.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: In case you didn’t realize, Kevin’s dad is that Kevin Johnson, former Syracuse Orange and NFL wide receiver. You might not realize that Kevin Sr. came to SU as a QB and changed positions after losing the position battle to Donovan McNabb.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Here’s Kevin in action from his Junior year of high school.