Many people compare the dual-threat 2019 quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. to Deshaun Watson in high school. Johnson Jr. is out of Sheldon high school located in Eugene, Oregon, and has terrific speed and a cannon arm.
Johnson has 15 offers, some of which include Michigan, Cal, Florida State, Louisville, Oregon, Ohio State, Florida, LSU, and others.
“I haven’t eliminated anyone yet, everything is still very open,” Johnson Jr. on his top teams list. “Right now I’m just focused on winning a state championship.”
“The thing I love about Michigan is the NFL experience,” Johnson Jr. said. “Especially Pep Hamilton and Coach Harbaugh’s experience at the next level, it is outstanding.”
With Johnson being a 2019 recruit, there’s still a long road ahead. But teams are trying to make a good early impression on the youngster.
“When I make my decision I will think about playing time, NFL development, and relationship with the staff,” Johnson Jr. told us. “I don’t really know when I will start working to cut my list down.”
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound quarterback transferred from The King's Academy in California to Sheldon High School in Eugene after his dad Michael Johnson Sr. took a job with the Oregon Ducks. Johnson Sr. originally was close to being hired by Michigan as an analyst in the winter, but ended up joining the Ducks instead as a wide receivers coach.
Johnson Jr. ranks as the No. 251 player nationally in 247sports' rankings for 2019, and the No. 6-ranked dual-threat quarterback prospect.
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