In 2007 at Southern Connecticut (DII) as a true freshman, he saw time as a running back, kick returner and on special teams while playing in 10 games for the Owls. He finished the year with 32 rushes for 233 yards and one touchdown, and also returned seven kicks for 89 yards, and posted 14 tackles on special teams.
In 2008, he took over for the injured Jarom Freeman in week three and earned All-Region and All-ECAC honors. He was eventually named the Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns. John also led the league in scoring (96 points) and touchdowns (16) and was named Northeast-10 and ECAC Player of the Week on two occasions.
In 2009, he rushed 89-394-5.
In 2010, splitting time in the backfield with Rashaad Slowley, he put up 142-791-6 as a rusher, and caught 14 balls for 121 and 2 TDs.
Strengths: Very powerful upper body, and will be a surprisingly good blocker at the next level. Deceptively fast and can make people miss a little, or can run them over. Natural hands catcher who hasn't really had a chance to show how well he can do at that part of the game. Should fairly draw some comparisons to former Chadron State star, and current New England Patriots starter, Danny Woodhead. Can make a mark on special teams. Totally below the radar guy who will be a very tough cut, if you can do it at all, due to his complete RB package, toughness and desire. Low tread mileage on his tires.
Weaknesses: Not the biggest, not the fastest, not the...blah, blah, blah...Has not been tested by top-drawer collegiate competition, and was never tested much in high school either. A tad straightlinish as a runner. Limited value in the kick return game, whose ST value may have to be found on coverage teams.
Projection: Priority UDFA who will surprise in a camp."