Paris Johnson Jr. Will Play OT At OSU

Paris Johnson Jr. Will Play OT At OSU

ParisJohnsonJr

At the end of June, Paris Johnson Jr. announced his pledge to join the OSU football team when he graduates in a couple years. Building on the news of Lejond Cavazos' commitment, Johnson Jr. is the second major Class of 2020 recruit that OSU has entered negotiations with so far.

Highly Sought After

The 6-foot-7 285-pound OT from St. Xavier is a Cincinnati native, and he's listed as the second overall prospect at the offensive position in his class. In spite of the fact that he's only played in parts of two high school seasons, Johnson Jr. received scholarship offers from over 40 different colleges.

Paris Johnson Jr. says this is a major opportunity for him since it gives him the chance to represent his home state. In agreeing to play for OSU, he's elected to pass up a chance with the Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers. It doesn't seem like he minds at all, though.

Loved Ohio State Coaches

Apparently, the so-called extended family at OSU made Johnson Jr.'s relatives feel right at home. He made it sound like his 13-year-old sister could have had a conversation with Urban Meyer anytime that she wanted to.

In an interview with Johnson. He told that he also passed on scholarships with Clemson and Georgia in order to attend college in the state of Ohio. He also praised OSU's coaching staff, calling it the best in the country at the moment.

Current projections have Johnson ranked as a 5-star player at his position. Nevertheless, he didn't make a big deal out of his pledge and instead announced it on Twitter.

Top local prospect courted by colleges as a sophomore

BrutusReport.com
Tags: Buckeyes Football NCAA Ohio State Recruiting
print





blog comments powered by Disqus

Sponsors


New York Yankees Tickets

Ohio State 2018 Football Schedule

Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET
77-31

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30pm ET
52-3

Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
40-28

Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
49-6

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
27-26

Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30/4pm ET
49-26

Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
30-14

Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
20-49

Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Time 12:00pm
TV FOX
Buy Tickets

Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA
TV TBA
Buy Tickets

Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD Time TBA
TV TBA
Buy Tickets

Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET
FOX
Buy Tickets

Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00pm ET
FOX
Buy Tickets