Michigan picked up the commitment of 3-star George Johnson III Monday night, stemming from his official visit this past weekend. Johnson has only been on the recruiting radar for a short period of time, but that did not stop him from deciding Ann Arbor was the place for him.
He announced his decision in a story he wrote on TCPalm.com.
“I’ve visited several schools, and Michigan will be where I’ll be playing football for the next three to four years of my life.
I love the Big House and the fan base. The first time I walked through the tunnel and onto the field I got chills. I love the history and the size of it. I’d seen it on TV, but it’s bigger in real life. I was there with a group of other recruits, but I was so in awe that I went off my by myself and started running routes into the end zone and dreaming about what it would feel like catching touchdowns in front the Maize and Blue fans.
I like the enthusiasm of the coaching staff. They’re always amped up, and I like that vibe. I like the bond the teammates had and the overall feel on campus. It feels like a place I can call home. I’m all in. Go Blue!”
Johnson is listed as an athlete, but mostly played as a dual-threat quarterback for his high school team. He projects to be a slot receiver at the next level, but has also been pitched by the staff to potentially see some snaps as a wildcat quarterback.
A Florida native, the Wolverines fought off Florida State, who offered last week and were the main competitors for Johnson’s talents. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete was also considering Georgia, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati.
Johnson is ranked 947th nationally and 85th among all athletes, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Michigan now has 16 members in its 2019 class. Johnson is Michigan’s second commit of the day, joining cornerback DJ Turner II.
There still may be more commitments to come stemming from this weekend’s long visitor list, but six in the past week is plenty exciting on its own. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, check out Johnson’s highlights below.