The Michigan Wolverines currently have two Canadian players on their roster — Luiji Vilain and Benjamin St. Juste — and they very well could add another in the 2020 class.
3-star tight end Theo Johnson was offered a scholarship from Michigan last week, a scholarship he had been waiting on since last year.
“Coach (Sherrone) Moore called me (and offered),” Johnson told Maize n Brew. “It was a good feeling because Michigan was one of the few schools that didn’t offer me at their camp over the summer, so it felt good to finally receive that offer.”
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end from Windsor, Ontario says he has been talking “on and off” with Moore since last June. They have been building a relationship since then, and it appears Moore has received good reviews from one of Johnson’s parents.
“He seems like a very knowledgeable coach, and my mom likes him so that has to count for something,” Johnson said.
Other schools taking interest in Johnson include Miami, Syracuse, Boston College, and Penn State, who currently leads the 247 crystal ball with 100 percent of the two predictions. Schools that are showing interest that have not offered include Michigan State, Purdue, LSU, Oregon and UCLA.
Johnson intends on making a couple visits in the near future, including to Ann Arbor for Michigan’s junior day. He also plans on visiting MSU for a basketball game.
The main thing Johnson is looking for in his future school is the school that is “the right fit.” So, what is it about Michigan that could be the right fit?
“Well, it’s no secret that Michigan has some of the best academics anywhere and is one of the top teams in the country,” he said.
After his visits this winter and spring, Johnson plans on narrowing down his list of schools. He also said he is hoping to end his recruitment and commit to a school before his senior season.
Check out highlights from his junior season below.