Here is a breakdown of Minnesota's newest commit, Fargo (ND.) South senior running back James johannesson. We look at his strengths, weaknesses and overall take
Strengths: At 6-1, 210-pounds, Johannesson has good size and speed with reportedly running a 4.58 forty time. When you watch him, you see he runs downhill and has very excellent vision finding the open. I really like how hard he hits the open and his great cutback ability. One thing that he does have is an GPS to the endzone by finding it 30 times this past season. I like his skill set and what he will be bringing to this Minnesota squad.
Weaknesses: You see in a lot of his runs that he bounces it outside, which is fine in high school, but in college, he probably won’t be able to do that as often his the speed of the game much quicker. I also feel his competition might not be the best, but with that being said, he sure does dominate to the point of where it is above and beyond. He will need to add on more muscle while maintaining his speed.
Overall Take: There will be plenty of time for him to develop and I expect him to redshirt his freshman season with multiple running backs in the stable. He will bring a very physical and aggressive running style to this already heavy run offense. I think in a few years in the program, he will be a key contributor and be a name to watch in this offense.
Here is a breakdown of Minnesota's newest commit, Fargo (ND.) South senior running back James Johannesson