On Tuesday afternoon, the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes’ 2021 football recruiting class added another member as three-star safety Jaylen Johnson from Cincinnati’s La Salle High School announced that he would be playing his college football for his home-state’s flagship institution.
Linebacker coach Al Washington and recently departed secondary coach Jeff Hafley were Johnson’s primary recruiters. The 6-foot-1, 205 pound safety also had offers from Penn State, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, West Virginia, and others.
He is currently ranked as the No. 421 prospect in the national recruiting class, the 18th safety, and 11th best player in the state of Ohio in the 2021 cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He becomes the first defensive back to join the Buckeyes’ 2021 recruiting class which is currently rated as the top crop in the country.
The buckeyes will be hoping to hear another BOOM tomorrow as four-star 2021 offensive tackle Donovan Jackson at 4 p.m. ET.
Check out Johnson’s junior year regular season highlights below: