After securing a commitment from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett 2019 3-star cornerback DJ Turner II earlier in the day, Michigan received a verbal pledge from Stuart (Fla.) Martin County 2019 3-star athlete George Johnson III.
— George Johnson 7️⃣ (@john7_g) June 25, 2018
Johnson’s commitment to Michigan was the second on Monday for the Wolverines and the fifth in the last two days.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect took an official visit to Michigan on June 22. It was his first time in Ann Arbor. The Michigan coaching staff extended Johnson an offer on May 22.
“It blew me away,” Johnson said to 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong. “I didn’t think it would be that good. I thought it would be a good place but not that good.”
During the official visit, Johnson spent time with Michigan freshman quarterback Joe Milton, along with wide receivers coach Jim McElwain and defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“I felt I fit in well, cool people, fun to be around,” Johnson said to Wiltfong. “The coaching staff is terrific. Great people. I would let them be my coaches any day.”
Johnson has offers to play for Michigan, Florida State, Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Florida, Appalachian State, Buffalo, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kansas, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, N.C. State, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Oregon, Syracuse, Tulane, Utah and Virginia.
He picked the Wolverines over the only other school in his final two — Florida State.
Johnson is ranked No. 947 in the 2019 class, No. 85 at the athlete position and No. 139 in Florida, according to 247Sports composite. He plays dual-threat quarterback and wide receiver for Martin County High School.
Michigan now holds 16 commitments in the Class of 2019. They are:
- 5-star defensive end Christopher Hinton, Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross, Ga.
- 4-star defensive end Stephen Herron Jr., Trinity, Louisville, Ky.
- 4-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith, East Kentwood, Grand Rapids, Mich.
- 4-star guard Nolan Rumler, Archbishop Hoban, Akron, Ohio
- 4-star quarterback Cade McNamara, Reno, Nev.
- 4-star tackle Trente Jones, Grayson, Loganville, Ga.
- 4-star running back Zach Charbonnet, Oaks Christian, Westlake Village, Calif.
- 3-star guard Zach Carpenter, Archbishop Moeller, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 3-star linebacker Charles Thomas, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
- 3-star cornerback DJ Turner II, North Gwinnett, Suwanee, Ga.
- 3-star tackle Karsen Barnhart, Paw Paw, Mich.
- 3-star tight end Erick All, Fairfield, Ohio
- 3-star defensive end Gabe Newburg, Northmont, Clayton, Ohio
- 3-star athlete George Johnson III, Martin County, Stuart, Fla.
- 3-star tackle Jack Stewart, New Canaan, Conn.
- 3-star safety Joey Velazquez, St. Francis De Sales, Columbus, Ohio