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Isaiah Johnson | Cornerback

Team: Houston Cougars
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 203

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Houston redshirt senior CB Isaiah Johnson has accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.
The Houston defense has been less-than-spectacular in 2018, but very little of that has to do with the play of Johnson. He was given a mid-round grade by most analysts coming into the year, and he's played well enough -- at times -- to justify that grade. At 6-foot-4, 203-pounds, he has prototypical size, and and he is known for his ball skills and aggressiveness. He'll certainly have a lot of eyes on him at the practices and game. Fri, Nov 16, 2018 07:19:00 PM

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline listed redshirt senior CB Isaiah Johnson as a player that impressed him in Week 2 against Arizona.

Johnson gave Johnson a fifth-round grade coming into the year, and it sounds like he played better than that level against the Wildcats. He and the rest of the Houston defense kept the Arizona offense completely in check, and while Ed Oliver gets most of the attention, Johnson is an NFL prospect himself as Pauline writes. "Johnson is a fiery corner who mixes it up with opponents and plays aggressive defense," he writes. "He’ll be a solid last-day pick for a team wanting a dime back who can contribute on special teams."
Mon, Sep 10, 2018 07:16:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists Houston redshirt senior CB Isaiah Johnson as the second best prospect on the Houston roster in 2018.

You probably are well aware of who the top player is, but in case you've been living under a rock, Ed Oliver takes the top spot. Johnson comes in second, and gets a fifth-round grade from Pauline while he notes his aggressive style of play and "solid" ball skills. "His deep speed and ability to make plays with his back to the ball are suspect," he writes, "but I like his potential as a zone corner or nickel safety."
Fri, Jun 29, 2018 05:56:00 PM

Houston co-defensive coordinator Clay Jennings praised redshirt junior CB Isaiah Johnson's transition to corner.

Shifting over from receiver, Johnson had an interception in his first spring game as a corner. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds with speed, Johnson is immediately a name for draftniks to get to know. "Two things about Isaiah: No. 1, he's got some length. And No. 2, he's got some speed," said Jennings. "Those are two things that you can't teach."
Tue, May 9, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Houston redshirt junior WR Isaiah Johnson has been transitioning to cornerback this spring.

This is not necessarily a permanent move, as Johnson explained that HC Major Applewhite told him if the experiment falters, he could move back to receiver. Said the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Johnson of the position transition, "The first couple of days it was kind of tough. I was getting a feel for it. Now I'm feeling pretty good." As a receiver, Johnson caught a modest 21 passes over the course of two seasons.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Per Bleacher Report's Jason Ferguson, Houston redshirt sophomore WR Isaiah Johnson's "speed and nose for the end zone could make him a breakout star this season in one of the nation's most exciting offenses."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Johnson caught 15 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the spring game -- the scoring receptions came from 48, 51 and 90 yards -- and had "a phenomenal connection" with QB Greg Ward, according to Ferguson. Tom Herman's spread attack facilitates big production for players with Johnson's skill set.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 06:09:00 PM

Houston redshirt sophomore WR Isaiah Johnson caught 15 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the program spring game.

Greg Ward Jr. found Johnson for touchdown passes of 48, 51 and 90 yards. It should be noted that this pyrotechnic receiving display came in a game where wideouts Chance Allen and Ra'Shaad Samples did not participate, allowing the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Johnson more opportunities to impress. Allen and Steven Dunbar sit ahead of Johnson on the depth chart. ESPN ranked him as a three-star recruit for the 2014 cycle.
Mon, May 23, 2016 02:11:00 PM