Diamond in the Rough: Dontavius Johnson

Dontavius Johnson is a 5’6” 150lbs four-star 1st team all-district and 1st team all-metro junior speedster running back/returner from South Plaquemines High School in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. Johnson is known not only for his skills as a running back but also as a kick/punt returner resulting in making the 1st all-district and all-metro teams as a returner. Johnson finished his junior year with 643 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Johnson has rated out a 10/10 in speed, a 10/10 in agility, a 10/10 in footwork, and a 10/10 in vision.


When did you start playing football and when did you start to love playing football?

I first started playing football at the age of 10. I really started loving the game when i was a freshman in high school and started high school as a freshman and was ballin out.

What are some life lessons you have learned from playing football?

Some life lessons I have learned from playing football is that you have to be tough. When I first started as a freshman I was always getting banged up but football has since toughened me up.

What kind of football player are you?

I am the type of football player that wants to win, I love winning and I hate losing.

I am also a very aggressive and quick football player.

What is the best game you have ever played in so far?

The best game I have ever played in so far was against Carver High School my sophomore year. I was playing quarterback, running back, and receiver.

Do you have any hobbies outside of football?

Outside of football I play baseball and all I do is practice to go to college.

What made you decide to be a running back?

Because I have amazing vision, also I am very fast and I break a lot of tackles

Are there any football players you try to model yourself after?

I want to be like my head coach Lyle Fitte. He was an amazing player when he played high school football.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

My greatest strength is my speed and also I rely a lot on my ball carrier vision.

What is a part of your game that you are trying to improve?

I’m trying to improve getting stronger, faster and being able to break a lot more tackles.

What are your goals for your senior year?

My goals for my senior year is to be an all-state running back and also be #1 in the state for the most rushing yards.