Ty Johnson, freshman, running back
Weight: 173 lbs
High School: Fort Hill High School (Cumberland, Md.)
High School Stats (Senior Year): 116 attempts, 1,733 Yards (14.9 yards per attempt), 22 touchdowns, 11 receptions, 371 yards, eight touchdowns, 38 tackles, three interceptions
Composite recruiting rating: Three stars (.8569), No. 54 running back, No. 18 player in Maryland
Who Maryland Beat: N/A
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Ty Johnson was a three-year varsity starter on defense, offense and special team and finished his high school career with 4,851 all-purpose yards, 65 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He had 3,363 career rushing yards, 14.7 yards per carry and 43 touchdowns. To put it simply, Johnson had one of the best statistical careers in Maryland high school football history.
He was named a Maryland Consensus All-State player in 2014 and helped lead Fort Hill to a 37-3 record in three seasons with undefeated state championship seasons as a junior and senior.
Ty Johnson hasn't played a down for the Terps yet so right now I'd say his career highlight would be winning those state championships his last two years at Fort Hill.
Johnson breaks out as a reliable third running back option, averaging more than 5.0 yards per carry.
Maryland has focused on stockpiling offensive line talent over the past few classes, which should help improve a running game that has been frankly anemic over the past few seasons. The Terrapins return Brandon Ross and Wes Brown at running back, both of whom should be considered the strong favorites to start, but Johnson could find himself with an important role in the offense thanks to the departures of Jacquille Veii and Albert Reid.
This linebacker is known as the "The Bearded Warrior" and has twice recorded four tackles in a game.
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