New Michigan Man: 2020 QB JD Johnson Commits to Michigan

With the 2020 class starting to become the focus of the college football recruiting world, the staff has added a big time commit to its growing junior class as Pinnacle (AZ) QB JD Johnson has committed to Michigan.


Scouting Report

Johnson is a big bodied, big armed quarterback that shows the ability to move in the pocket and make big plays with his feet, given the opportunity. He’s in a similar mold as current Michigan quarterback, Dylan McCaffrey, as he uses his height, arm talent and accuracy to pick apart defenses. Though he sat behind 2019 five-star Spencer Rattler for most of his high school career so far, he showed off his skills and potential after Rattler was ruled ineligible.

With a full slate of camps and his senior season ahead of him, look for Johnson to shoot up the rankings before the 2020 class is signed.


This was a pretty quick recruitment between the two parties. Michigan offered Johnson at the beginning of December not long after former top quarterback target, Harrison Bailey committed to Tennessee.

Johnson set up a trip to Ann Arbor less than two weeks after receiving that offer. And it clearly went about as well as possible as Johnson announced his commitment to Michigan a week after his visit.

  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 210lbs
  • Hometown (School): Phoenix, AZ (Pinnacle)
  • Notable Offers: Arizona, South Carolina, Colorado State
  • Rankings: Rivals (3*) – 247Sports (3*, #558 overall) – ESPN (NR)
  • Composite Ranking: N/A


As for the Rest of the Class

Johnson is the 4th overall commitment in the class, the first quarterback, and the first commit out of Arizona. Though nothing is certain this early in the cycle, it looks like Michigan will only take one quarterback but anything can happen over the next 360 days.

Photo Credit: Billy Hardiman/Arizona Republic