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Johnson cooks on Indiana’s defense

Indiana defensive back Jamar Johnson plays against Ohio State and during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.

TAMPA — Jamar Johnson is hoping to support Indiana College cook up a victory in the Outback Bowl right now. 

The former Riverview Substantial standout will be in the defensive secondary for the Hoosiers as they consider on Ole Overlook in the 35th Outback Bowl at 12:30 p.m. (ABC).

The junior made the media’s All-Significant Ten next workforce and the coaches All-Significant Ten 1st crew soon after earning 34 complete tackles, 25 solos, 4 interceptions, a sack, forcing a fumble and defending three pasees right after shifting from security/linebacker hybrid to taking part in protection this time.

Johnson and the relaxation of the Hoosiers’ defense will have the process of stopping a person of the best offenses in the place, under the direction of Mentor Lane Kiffin.

“They have a good team, the No. 1 offense in the country I imagine, averaging 40-some details,” Johnson reported by means of zoom meeting call. “They have good receivers. They are speedy. They can catch in house. They have a fantastic jogging back again, a excellent quarterback.”

On the other hand, Johnson’s expertise of playing both of those sides of the ball — in the defensive backfield and at large receiver — provides him an edge. “We just have to enjoy our activity and anything must be excellent,” he claimed.

Rutgers running back Isaih Pacheco (1) holds off Indiana defensive back Jamar Johnson (22) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J.

Johnson performed two seasons at Booker Large in advance of relocating more than to Riverview Significant, in which he performed football and competed in track and subject in the hurdles and extensive and triple soar.

“The point that stands out to me the most — and a great deal of periods it’s not apparent until eventually they depart — his skill to make people today about him greater was large,” stated Josh Smithers, Johnson’s mentor at Riverview. “It was just normally, just the intensity he experienced, the respect he had.