Johnson should maximize time under Harbaugh

San Diego QB Josh Johnson is impressing scouts, but he would be wise to stick around for his senior season, writes Todd McShay.

Originally Published: September 21, 2006
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Jim Harbaugh is in the process of building a Division I-AA football powerhouse as head coach of the University of San Diego. It also seems his tremendous knowledge of the quarterback position has rubbed off on junior Josh Johnson, who threw for 345 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-17 win over Yale last weekend.

Johnson has now thrown for 776 yards and rushed for another 145 yards after three games. The win over Yale was the Toreros' 11th straight victory. Johnson's impressive play has caught the attention of NFL scouts. In fact, there's already speculation that Johnson is entertaining the idea of leaving school early for the 2007 draft.

Although he displays enough potential to play at the next level, Johnson would be wise to return to San Diego for his senior season. He needs to add bulk to his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame and he still has room to develop under the tutelage of Harbaugh.

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