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Austin Johnson

It doesn't take much imagination to see UT football commitment Austin Johnson playing middle linebacker for the Vols one day; maybe even filing a hole at fullback, H-back, tight end, defensive end or defensive tackle, but it's hard to imagine he won't become a very productive college player.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Hickory, N.C. prospect has too much to offer not to find a place to play, and he plays the game with too much passion and athleticism not to have a positive impact. He's too accomplished as a student — a reported 3.97 GPA and a projected December graduate — to pose an academic risk. He works too hard to ever grow complacent and he's too competitive to back down from a...

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