Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class grew to 20, as four-star defensive end Ron Johnson announced his commitment on Twitter and then took to helping recruit another elite player from the Northeast.
The 6-foot-3, 221-pounder from Camden, N.J. is ranked the No. 6 weakside defensive end in the nation and the No. 5 player in his state, according to rivals.com.
Johnson tweeted out a picture with Jim Harbaugh, saying, “I have committed to The University of Michigan thanks to everyone who believed in me and gave me the opportunity!!”
He reportedly had scholarship offers from Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin and many others. Verbal commitments are nonbinding until national letters of intent are signed in February.
But it seems like his parents agree with the decision. A day ago, Johnson tweeted, “My parents told me where I should go, and my thoughts are the same.”
And with his commitment set, Johnson urged Michigan fans to help in recruiting Isaiah Wilson, the No. 5 offensive tackle in the Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite. Wilson attends Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y.