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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gus Johnson, RB, Stephen F. Austin

gus jEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name? 

Gus Johnson

Where do you play college football?

Stephen F Austin

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

About 10

How did you choose your school?

Close to home

Where are you from?

Gilmer, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, strongest person I know

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

8 and just asking general questions and things I need to improve on

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran the 110 hurdles in track

Did you play any other positions in football?

No

At your position, what separates you from others?

YAC and vision

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Anything that tips what the defense is doing and who I can run over

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Linebacker from Southeastern Louisiana

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Marshawn Lynch, I like how he runs

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Being dropped from the first school I committed to and I took it as God had another plan for me

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before I step on the field I hit my chest twice and point to the sky to thank the man for another chance

What is your biggest strength?

My strength and I’m a natural competitor

What is your biggest weakness?

My pass blocking

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

Football is my life, I’d dedicate all I had to my organization

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

AP and the Vikings

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My grandpa, Marshall Lynch and Kevin Hart

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