Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #43, CB John Johnson

Today, "Get to know" ... cornerback John Johnson.

Name: John Johnson

Position: Cornerback

Number: #43

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 191 lbs.

Hometown: West Hyattsville, MD

High School: Northwestern HS

2013 Stats: Played in nine games as a freshman. Notched a total of four tackles in all, including a career-high three tackles (one TFL) against N.C. State on November 16. Made on tackle at Maryland on November 23.

2014 Projections: The Eagles secondary will take a bit of a hit with the departures of Spenser Rositano and ALJ, but Johnson's spot at RC is contested by two returning players in the Joneses, C.J. and Bryce. Expect to see Johnson see the field more, but he's probably not vying for a starting corner role until his junior season. That said, the sophomore did record a game-high five tackles in the spring game.

How'd He Get Here: A two-star safety out of Maryland, Johnson chose the Eagles over claimed offers from Bucknell, Buffalo, Duke, Lehigh, UMass, Missouri, Ohio, Pittsburgh and Towson. Recruited by Al Washington.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Per Rivals.com ($):

John Johnson could be one of the biggest surprises of BC's most recent signing class. The Hyattsville (Md.) Northwestern defensive back committed to Boston College over the summer when not too many schools knew about him. According to Steve Rapp, Johnson's former coach, by the time Signing Day rolled around he also had offers from Duke, Missouri and Pitt, a sign of just how far he had come and how much he had progressed.

Twitter Feed: N/A

Uniform History: Like a few other uniform numbers in the mid 40s, very few former Eagles truly stand out here. The number was most recently worn by former punter Gerald Levano (2010-12). Another former Eagles punter, Jason Malecki, wore the jersey from 1995-98. Dorchester fullback J.P. Comella wore the #43 coming out of the backfield for the Eagles during the 2000-02 seasons. So did J.P.'s father, Gene, thirty years before him (1969-70).

Linkage:

Maryland Safety John Johnson Commits To Boston College Football (BC Interruption)

Boston College Football Recruiting: Safety John Johnson Commits To The Eagles (BC Interruption)

Big 33 Football Classic Q-and-A: Northwestern's John Johnson (Washington Post)

Highlights: Here's film on Johnson coming out of high school:

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