D.J. Johnson, a 2017 four-star defensive end, has narrowed his list to ten programs. Michigan made the cut along with Miami, Oregon, Alabama, Arizona State, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Washington and Clemson.
Johnson, from Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, is the 101th overall player from the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. He is rated as the eight-best weak-side defensive end and the 14th best player in the state of California.
The four-star has offers from Miami (FL), Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, California, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Johnson was recruited to Michigan by Jay Harbaugh.
Miami is the leader of the 247Sports Crystal Ball for Johnson. Michigan offered Johnson on February 17, 2016.