clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

BOOM! No. 4 cornerback Jakailin Johnson commits to Ohio State

Recruiting visits might be shut down, but recruiting as a whole clearly isn’t.

Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

Are you already bored due to social distancing? Well, the Ohio State Buckeyes just got some news that might cheer you up as the No. 4 cornerback in the country Jakailin Johnson just announced on Twitter that he is “1000%” committed to play for the Buckeyes.

The 59th ranked player in the country officially joined the OSU 2021 recruiting class, and adds to an already remarkable group of talent. Kerry Coombs (natch) was his primary recruiter and held off other suitors like Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, Texas A&M, and a total of two dozen other offers.

Johnson is now the fifth highest rated player in the Buckeyes’ 11-player ‘21 class behind Jack Sawyer (2nd), Kyle McCord (22nd), Donovan Jackson (36th), and Marvin Harrison Jr. (57th). The class is currently the top-rated in the country.

The DeSmet High School junior is the top-rated player in the state of Missouri, and currently stands 6-fet tall and weighs in at 168 pounds. He is noted to have incredible “twitch and change of direction,” and displays an ability to close on — and make plays on — the ball.

Check out Johnson’s junior year highlights: