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2016 San Diego State football recruiting: DB Dwayne Johnson Jr. signs with Aztecs

SDSU lands 3-star DB Dwayne Johnson, Jr of Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA) to bolster 3-3-5 defense.

Dwayne Johnson at The Opening Los Angeles
Dwayne Johnson at The Opening Los Angeles
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The San Diego State Aztecs land versatile 3-star defensive back Dwayne Johnson Jr of Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA). Johnson had been recruited by UNLV and Boise State, but chose San Diego State.

Johnson is a defensive back who projects to play the Warrior position behind returning-senior Malik Smith. Johnson fits in at that position standing at 6’1", 184 lbs. He is versatile and smart in the defensive backfield totaling 131 tackles in his senior year, averaging 9.4 tackles a game, but also coming away with eight total interceptions in his time on varsity.

The signing adds to a strong defensive backfield which loses only J.J. Whittaker and Pierre Romain for the upcoming 2016 season. Standouts Na’im McGee, Malik Smith, and Damontae Kazee return to lead the 3-3-5 defense, which is coming off one the school’s most successful seasons.

Johnson’s highlight reel shows a staunch defender who sees through screens and commits to wrapping up and making tackles. Johnson fits right in with this defense, even if his playing time is minimal in the upcoming season. You can check more here.