Name: Sharod Johnson
Position: Wide Receiver
Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Booker T. Washington
2018 Stats: Averaged 13.9 yards per catch on the year in limited action. He did play in seven games, and had his field time ramp up as the year went on, starting the Boston College game and getting minutes in the Camping World Bowl. He scored in the spring game as well, so that counts for 2018.5 or so.
2019 projections: He’s on the current preseason depth chart as the backup for two positions, behind Taj Harris and Trishton Jackson, so he’s definitely going to get snaps and touches. He could play himself into some solid time, spelling those folks, especially if we have the ball and are moving as much as we hope to this year.
How’d he get here?: Interest and offers from Illinois, Purdue, Temple, App State and others weren’t going to sway him from coming north to experience his lifetime quota of snow.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars.
Money Quote: Johnson had some mixed feelings on his redshirt year as it was happening, but last year, in an interview with Syracuse.com, he mentioned the following, and it looks like he was right.
Said Johnson: “I took it as a good thing because it gave me an extra year to learn more and get more coaching. I feel like Coach (Babers) just has a plan for me.”
Tweets of wonder: A nice shot of Johnson’s grab down the sideline against Boston College last season.
What movie would Dino recommend for him: Johnson is working through the second act of his career at Syracuse, breaking into the rotation. As such, we’re going with the second act of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Sharod and former wideout Steve Ishmael were very close, both hailing from Miami. Johnson even referred to Ish as his role model.
Let’s get a good look at you: Here’s highlight tape from Johnson’s signing day.