Less than two months since signing its 2016 recruiting class, Michigan has gotten a future commitment — for the 2018 class.
Springfield, Ohio, linebacker Antwuan Johnson announced the commitment on Twitter on Monday night.
He is the first player in U-M 2018 class, meaning he has almost two years before he can sign a national letter of intent.
At 6-feet-1 and 210 pounds, Johnson has good size for a high school sophomore and has a four-star ranking by 247Sports. He’s rated as the No. 82 player and No. 3 inside linebacker in the 2018 class.
According to 247Sports, he unofficially visited U-M on March 12 and will return for the April 1 spring game.
Johnson’s commitment has a bit of intrigue, considering his hometown. Michigan did not sign an Ohio player in the 2016 class and does not have a commitment from one in 2017. But Johnson shows that the Wolverines are still involved in the Buckeye State.
U-M coach Jim Harbaugh happened to be cruising through Ohio on Tuesday night, visiting a Toledo hospital and attending a National Football Foundation awards banquet.
Meanwhile, U-M received its sixth commitment for 2017 this morning, as Orchard Lake St. Mary’s linebacker Josh Ross pledged.
Johnson, in action:
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