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In-state five-star 2022 defensive back Will Johnson includes Michigan in final ten schools

2022’s top prospect in Michigan has the Wolverines still in consideration.

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Grosse Point South (Michigan) defensive back Will Johnson has trimmed the list of schools for his services down to ten, where the Michigan Wolverines have made the cut. Oklahoma, Penn State, Georgia, Stanford, Ohio State, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Alabama and USC are the other programs in consideration

Johnson, a five-star prospect and the No. 8 prospect in the country in the class of 2022, per the 247 Composite. He is the state of Michigan’s top player for the next recruiting cycle.

His father, who played at Michigan, says that the list of schools that are still in consideration are the ones he has had the most contact with and have shown the most interest. Being able to visit the schools will also be paramount, though the NCAA has extended the dead period for in-person contact through the end of the 2020 calendar.

“The biggest thing with him is he wants to visit a lot of the schools on that list,” his father told 247Sports. “He hasn’t had a chance to get to the schools. It’s cool making a relationship over the phone and zoom communication but he wants to get to the city and see what’s going on in the different towns.”

247Sports’ Allen Trieu has this scouting report on Johnson’s profile page:

Great size and still growing. Has length, but is also filled in and looks like a prototypical outside cornerback prospect. Good athlete who excels on the basketball court and has shown top notch ball skills on the football field. Has the size and ball tracking ability to defend bigger outside receivers. Has good technique. Smooth in his backpedal and transition. Smart as far as zone coverage. Has yet to time at an event or in track, so verified speed is one question mark right now. It is possible he will outgrow cornerback if he keeps getting taller and bigger, but at present, projects as a blue-chip boundary cornerback who will be an impact college player and have a good chance to be a higher draft choice.