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For our next installment of the 100 day countdown to kickoff against North Dakota State University, 82 is the number of days left as well as the number of tackles Dakorey Johnson recorded at Trinity Valley Community College before transferring to K-State. Johnson is the brother of Quincy Morgan, who K-State fans will remember as a star receiver for the Wildcats from 1999-2001.
Dakorey Johnson will look to provide support in relief at the outside linebacker spot this year and maybe more – particularly with LB De’Vondre Campbell’s decommitment from K-State and signing with Minnesota this spring opening up more playing time. Johnson stands at 6’3″ and 205 lbs with a 4.60 40 yard dash. A consensus three-star recruit, 247 Sports ranked him the 13th best outside linebacker prospect in the junior college ranks.
Johnson was an early commit to Texas Tech last July between his freshman and sophomore seasons. However, following a visit to Manhattan in December he decommitted from the Red Raiders and committed to K-State. Three days later he signed with the Wildcats to give the team an early indication of where the depth chart stood.
Because of his speed, Johnson was often required to cover the slot position which took away several tackle opportunities – his total of 82 tackles over two years is not particularly impressive. However, given the circumstances he was playing in, Dakorey maximized his opportunities and also contributed seven tackles for loss and five sacks at Trinity Valley. He will be part of a trio of players likely fighting for a starting spot in the open linebacker slot (more on that here).
To work backward in the countdown, visit 83 days, with our preview of WR Logan Stephens.