Everywhere you look, high school defensive linemen from around the entire country are eyeballing the Michigan Wolverines. And it really seems like every high school defensive lineman at least listens to what Michigan has to offer, and rightfully so due to Greg Mattison and Don Brown’s abilities to coach these guys up and make them into NFL players.
Well, surprise, surprise; another high school defensive lineman named Michigan to his top list of schools on Monday, as 2019 4-star defensive tackle Rodas Johnson included Michigan on his list.
Soon is now, it’s truly a blessing! pic.twitter.com/DDrm12r0HZ— Rodas Johnson (@onlyrodas10) August 7, 2018
Johnson also included Wisconsin, Penn State, Oklahoma, Texas and Duke to his top six.
Coming in at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, the Columbus,the Ohio native is the No. 19 defensive tackle and the No. 298 player overall in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ composite.
His crystal ball picks are pretty split up at the moment, with Wisconsin receiving 55 percent, while Penn State has 27 percent and Michigan has 18 percent.
Michigan already has four defensive linemen committed to the 2019 class. With 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison still making up his mind, it’d be hard to believe the Wolverines would have Johnson as a take, unless they don’t envision someone like 5-star Chris Hinton or 3-star Gabe Newburg working their way to the inside.
It’s always good to see the Wolverines in the thick of things for top-tier recruits. We will have to wait and see on his recruitment, but I don’t imagine Michigan being a huge factor in Johnson’s recruitment moving forward.