Two-hundred, seventy (270) pound monster likely to slide inside in college
Josh Johnson is a monster of a defensive lineman who plays anywhere along the Crimsons’ defensive front from tackle out to end. We have followed him since his playing for Kentucky’s FBU Elite team in middle school. The ’23 prospect is living in opponent’s backfields and widely considered an all-state candidate, up front, for Louisville’s duPont Manual High. His game against Floyd Central (Floyds Knobs) from Indiana was shocking and shockingly explosive and productive.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball’s Senior Scout
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a defensive lineman who figures to slide inside to nose should he sign with a team which runs an odd front or to the one-technique should the team which signs him run an even front. Today we are featuring a DT/DE from Louisville, Kentucky’s duPont Manual High named Josh Johnson.
This lineman has his Crimsons standing at 5-0 with people openly wondering whether this team may be the favorite to win the 6A football crown in ’22. The Crimsons have a big game with another undefeated 6A team (Ballard) on the slate for this evening.
Josh Johnson’s performances this season have exceeded all reasonable expectations for his team and has resulted in some audacious numbers being stockpiled at least for the games where the team has reported its statistics. Truthfully, with several statistical reports outstanding, how good of a year Johnson may really be having is anyone’s guess.
duPont Manual High is located just down the road from two Louisville area Independence Bank branches. The feature branch today is the one in St. Matthews Square located at 3901 Shelbyville Road and above pictured. We also have a branch located on 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane both in Louisville-proper.
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Josh Johnson doesn’t have any statistical data entered on the KHSAA website save one game against Floyd Central out of the state of Indiana. Of course, he played so well in that one game, Johnson turned in a half a season’s worth of production on that solitary night.
Johnson, against the Indiana high school, was credited with 5-tackles, 3-QB sacks, and a batted down ball at the line of scrimmage on an attempted pass. As best we can tell, this puts his TFLs standing at eight (8) or so through the Crimsons’ first five (5) games. Have we mentioned the Crimsons are 5-0?
Johnson is a 6’0,” 270-pound ball of muscle who is being recruited from schools like Defiance all the way to Western Kentucky University’s “Hilltoppers.” The former member of Kentucky’s FBU Elite team from his middle school days is a strong candidate for All-State honors this year and sure to play at the next level, we think from the zero out to a 3-technique.
Congratulations to Josh Johnson for his “Revolutionary Play” through the first five games and that which is to come the remainder of the ’22 season, all of which has earned this magnificent specimen and player this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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