Antwuan Johnson, a four-star 2018 linebacker, has decommitted from Michigan. He made the announcement Friday morning on his Twitter page.
I look forward to getting back into this recruiting process ??? pic.twitter.com/j8tdxIbcwS
— Antwuan Johnson (@Antwuan21) September 9, 2016
Johnson told Landof10’s Brandon Justice that part of his decision was based on not having a great relationship with Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge.
“We got along, the connection just wasn’t there,” Johnson said. “And he’s never reached out to me and made me feel like a priority.”
Johnson added he wants to take his recruiting process slow for the time being and focus on his high school season.
Johnson, an Ohio native, is the third player to decommit from Michigan in the last month, joining 2017 defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and 2018 tight end Leonard Taylor. Both Johnson and Taylor are from the Dayton/Springfield, Ohio area, just about an hour west of Ohio State’s campus.
Johnson does not yet have an offer from the Buckeyes, but he visited the team’s junior day in January, according to 247 Sports. He committed to Michigan in March, but he also currently has offers from eight other schools including Iowa, Cincinnati and Kentucky.
Johnson, listed at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds is tabbed as the sixth-best inside linebacker and the 14th-best player from Ohio in the 2018 class.