Incoming: Dytarious Johnson

Michigan continues to rack up commits on the recruiting trail as 2016 LB Dytarious Johnson (Prattville, AL) committed to the Wolverines. Johnson became Michigan’s second commit on Saturday, as 2016 ATH Chris Evans committed earlier in the day.
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               Stats and Rankings:
                Height: 6’1
                Weight: 205 lbs.
                High School:  Prattville (Prattville, AL)
                Position:  Linebacker
                24/7 Rating: NR
                ESPN Rating: NR
                Rivals Rating: Two Stars
                Scout Rating: NR
                Other Offers:  Alabama State, Memphis, South Alabama, Troy, Georgia State, 
                2014 Stats: 57 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 INT, 1 FR

Scouting Report

While there isn’t much video of Dytarious on the interwebs, the two minute video on Hudl shines some light on what Michigan is getting in the commitment of Johnson. From everything I’ve watched, it’s easy to see that Dytarious possesses a high motor and instincts that could make him a force in the front seven.  Equally as effective in stopping the rush as he is stopping the pass. Solid speed and can play sideline to sideline or get in the backfield and cause disruption on the quarterback/running back. A hard hitter, who is exceptional good at wrapping up and bringing his man to the ground.  Plays extremely smart and always seems to be in a position to make a play.  Sheds block relatively well due to his strength and can gain full speed in a few short steps. All in all, Dytarious is a very good looking recruit, who should see a major boost in his recruitment after his commitment and should start seeing an update in his rankings. After watching his film a few times, it’s easy to understand what Jim Harbaugh saw in Dytarious and that Michigan is in fact getting a “hidden gem.”

Highlight Video

Dytarious becomes Michigan’s tenth commit in Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class joining; QB Brandon Peters, OT Erik Swenson,  RB Kingston Davis, ATH Chris Evans, ATH Kiante Enis, RB Matt Falcon, LB Dele Harding, OG Michael Onwenu, and FB/LB David Reese.  He also becomes the third recruit (Keith Washington, Kingston Davis) that Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff has been able to pluck out of the talent rich state of Alabama.

Dytarious is Michigan’s third linebacker commit in 2016 and the coaching staff will likely continue to recruit the position as they stand in good order with multiple recruits, such as; Caleb Kelly (Fresno, CA), Dontavious Jackson (Houston, TX), Camilo Eifler (Oakland, CA), Jonathan Jones (Orlando, FL), and Devin Bush Jr. (Hollywood, FL).  There is a good possibility that Michigan could take as many as five linebackers in this year’s class. 

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