Blue-chip cornerback recruit Tyreke Johnson announced his commitment to Ohio State on Tuesday night.
He chose Ohio State over other schools including Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Miami and UCLA. The Jacksonville, Fla., prospect is the No. 5 safety, No. 7 Florida player and No. 38 overall player in the Class of 2018, per the 247Sports composite rankings. (Ohio State is recruiting him as a cornerback, though.)
Johnson is out of Trinity Christian Academy, the same school that brought Ohio State 5-star 2017 recruit Shaun Wade.
He is Ohio State’s seventh-best rated recruit, which seems low until you realize that all but one of Ohio State’s 19 verbal commits are 4- or 5-star prospects on the 247Sports composite.
Johnson took an official visit to Ohio State last month. He came away impressed.
“I went in open-minded,” his father Earl told Land of 10 in November. “But it definitely exceeded my expectations. It’s a great place with a lot of tradition and a great coaching staff. They’re definitely on their way to national championships.”