Michigan football received its 20th commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle on Thursday afternoon in the form of defensive end Ron Johnson out of Camden, New Jersey.
It was a nice rebound for the Wolverines after losing out on in-state prospect Khalid Kareem to Alabama earlier this week. At 6-foot-4, he is a four-star prospect and the 14th-ranked weak side defensive end in the class, according to the 247 Composite ranking.
He has a big frame that has room to add some good weight throughout his college career. Johnson displays great raw strength and has a very quick first step off of the snap of the football. He is very good against the run, using his upper-body strength to throw blockers around and get into the backfield.
As a pass-rusher, he is still a bit raw and he gets caught with a high pad level at times, but he has the athleticism and has shown some good pass rush moves on his tape.
Johnson is a hard-hitter and shows good pursuit when chasing around the ball carrier. Right now, he sort of gets by on his physical tools, but should continue to develop throughout the next few years.