The commitment train keeps rolling for Michigan after its huge June recruiting weekend. After already adding several new commitments to the 2019 class, the staff received a pledge from yet another visitor as St. John’s College (DC) S Quinten Johnson has committed to Michigan at The Opening in Dallas.
— Quinten Johnson🏹 (@_QJ11) July 3, 2018
DB Quinten Johnson just committed to Michigan on the big screen here. pic.twitter.com/tSyrgpETSZ
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 3, 2018
Johnson is another hybrid safety prospect that could play multiple positions in Don Brown’s defense. He can cover on the outside or inside from nickel, play up in the box to blitz, cover or defend the run, and can ballhawk from centerfield. Johnson is also a standout on offense as his junior tape is full of him catching touchdowns from one-time 2018 Michigan commit QB Kevin Doyle. He’s the type of player that just knows how to make plays with the ball in his hands. He may not have a set position but Viper or strong safety look like good fits in Don Brown’s defense.
First truly popping up on the Michigan recruiting front in May, Johnson told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins about how the Wolverines were one of the teams pushing for him the hardest ($). With Michigan’s big need at safety/viper and his fit in the defense, I added him to my May recruiting class prediction. He then received his offer from the staff at the beginning of June and things really picked up between the two parties.
Johnson started to receive Crystal Ball predictions prior to his official visit to Ann Arbor for the mega recruiting weekend on June 22nd. That visit only solidified the rumors as the two-way star reportedly named Michigan as his leader heading into his decision at The Opening. And he didn’t disappoint as he announced his commitment to the Wolverines, becoming yet another big get for Chris Partridge and Don Brown.
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 190lbs
- Hometown (School): Washington, DC (St John’s School)
- Notable Offers: Alabama, Penn State, Maryland, North Carolina
- Rankings: Rivals (3*, #24 S) – 247Sports (3*, #37 S) – ESPN (3*, #38 S)
- Composite Ranking: Three-star, #470 Overall, #37 S, #4 in DC
As for the Rest of the Class
Johnson is the 19th overall commitment, the 2nd defensive back/Viper commitment, and the first commit out of DC. Though he may be the last of the planned commitments from the mega June recruiting visit, there are plenty of names to keep an eye on in this class moving forward. That includes DE/LB Aeneas DiCosmo, OT Trevor Keegan and ATH Mike Sainristil. As for the safety/viper linebacker position, S/VLB Lewis Cine is the name to watch closest.
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