Data Scout Notes: 2014: PWCamp/PMaxwell/PDoak/DS#2PSTeamProspect-DStephens...2013: 2ndC/2ndM...(+) 11-02-13 Ankle INJ, Out for 2013...(+) History of Migrane Headaches...P1stM/PWCamp/PDoak/PMaxwell/PHornung/2013 TSX Preseason Breakout Star/TSX-PTW/PJet...2012: ROYC/OROYC/WCamp2nd-KR/ROYM/OROYM/2ndC-RB/HMC-ST/2ndMRB&KR...2012 TSX Preseason Newcomer to Watch
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07/24/14 - Miami's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. RB Duke Johnson...He needs to work on adjusting his levels in the open field as he tends to run a bit upright making it hard for him to stop and redirect with suddenness, and despite his strong initial burst, he's had some trouble running away from secondaries once he's had a clear path to the end zone. A healthy junior campaign with continued improvement and perhaps a bit more bulk added to his frame could put Johnson at the top of the list of draft-eligible running backs for 2015. And considering the shorter NFL lifespan of running backs, early entry might just be his best option. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com
07/24/14 - Miami's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. RB Duke Johnson...Much like Perryman, Johnson wasted no time making his mark on the ACC from the moment he arrived on campus, compiling 947 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012 along with 892 yards and two touchdowns as a kick returner, for an impressive 2,060 all-purpose yards in his true freshman season - second most in UM history. He kept right on rolling as a sophomore when, despite missing the final four games of the season due to a fractured ankle, Johnson earned second-team All-ACC honors compiling 920 yards and six touchdowns and averaging 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest.
While Johnson may lack the size that scouts look for in an every-down running back at the next level, he exhibits vision and patience beyond his years, possesses rare initial burst throught the hole, and is a physical runner with the ability to move defenders and extend plays on contact. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/14 - Miami RB Duke Johnson (ankle) expected to miss spring practice...practice, due to an ankle injury that held him out the final five games of the 2013 season. Johnson told the Miami Herald on Sunday that he should be cleared to work out in the next couple of months, but there were no promises for spring practice. "I'm really excited in the progress I've made, and everyone else [at UM] is excited, too," said Johnson, who at Hollywood McArthur High for tryouts for the South Florida Express 7-on-7 football team and walking around under his own power. "I'm just ready to get back." "I don't believe I will [participate this spring]. But if anything changes, you'll see. But I don't really think so."
Along with rehabbing, Johnson's main focus this offseason is putting in extra work in the class and weight rooms, as well as keeping a positive attitude since sustaining the injury against Florida State on Nov. 2. "I wouldn't say frustrating but it's been good," Johnson said of his mind-set. "I'm just rehabbing and getting back and helping the team anyway I can." Miami has not announced a full spring practice schedule, but the 2014 Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. Johnson rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns in eight games in 2013, his true sophomore season. The former ACC Rookie of the Year is expected to be a key piece of the Hurricanes offense in 2014, especially with the departure of three-year starting quarterback Stephen Morris. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB-Duke Johnson, So., Miami (27)...Despite missing the last four games of the season with a fractured ankle, Johnson collected second-team All-ACC honors after rushing for 920 yards and six TDs. He was averaging 115.0 rushing yards per game before his season-ending injury. He averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest. - Miami football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): RB Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 194, So., Miami, Fla. (104)...Despite missing the last four games of the season with a fractured ankle, Johnson collected second-team All-ACC honors after rushing for 920 yards and six TDs. He was averaging 115.0 rushing yards per game before his season-ending injury. He averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest. - Miami football