DeAndre Johnson is a running back prospect from south Florida. Johnson, 5-8 and 210 pounds, is from Miami Monsignor Pace High School, rushed for 1,121 yards and 10 scores last season as a junior.
"My strength is running between the tackles," Johnson said. "I never let one person bring me down. I can also be shifty and quick outside the tackles."
Early in the recruiting process Johnson favored the hometown Hurricanes. But Miami hasn't offered. Teams like Minnesota, Iowa, Duke, Florida International and Troy have. Johnson now has a different leader.
"Right now I am liking Iowa and they are my No. 1 team. Miami's still in the mix but not my favorite anymore. They are still recruiting me but I don't have an offer. Iowa has and they are all around great program. I have looked on the internet and seen their campus and facilities. It looks nice. You can also say that Shonn Greene has had a big impact on me. He had a great season last year and I know I can do the same thing there. I will take an official there this season."
This summer Johnson has already camped at both Alabama and Georgia Tech. They are recruiting me at this time but neither program has offered him a scholarship.
"Alabama was real nice. I liked a lot of stuff about that visit and I really liked the running back coach. He was a real cool dude. They are going to keep evaluating me and let me know.
"At Georgia Tech I didn't finish the camp because I strained my hamstring running. Tech was real nice. I like Atlanta. Tech like me as an 'A' back in their offense."
Next month Johnson plans on camping at the University of Florida at Friday Night Lights. He's also going to make unofficial visits to Minnesota and Duke.