Name: Sharod Johnson
Position: Wide receiver
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Booker T. Washington
2017 Stats: N/A — he redshirted while traveling with the team and serving as Steve Ishmael’s backup at outside receiver.
2018 projections: According to the early spring depth chart, Johnson’s second at one of the Syracuse Orange’s outside spots behind Jamal Custis. Given Custis’s injury history, however, it would seem likely Johnson sees the field a bit. Plus, Custis was moved to the inside during spring ball.
How’d he get here? Offers from Appalachian State, Miami (OH) and Toledo weren’t enough to pry him away from the Orange.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Everyone said three stars, and ESPN had him listed as a top 100 receiver in the 2017 class.
Money quote: When he committed to Syracuse, he said it was his “Dream School.”
“My reaction to the offer, in my head was like, ‘I can’t believe I’m getting n offer from a school that’s always been my dream school.’”
Tweets of wonder: Some brief highlights.
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him? How about 1946 comedy/mystery “The Runaround,” starring Rod (for Sharod) Cameron? The film follows maverick private eyes as they track down a rich guy’s wealthy daughter.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: A member of Johnson’s family is/was good friends with former Orange defensive back Durell Eskridge, which certainly helped sell SU a bit.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Some more highlights for you to glance at.