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5-Star Lockdown Corner Has 10 Finalists, Including Dad’s Alma Mater
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Will Johnson is one of the most heralded prospects in the entire 2022 football recruiting class. The cornerback is a five-star talent and is sure to be outstanding when he reaches the NCAA.

He attends Grosse Pointe South High School in Michigan and has been the best player on the field since making the varsity team his freshman season. Though his best work is done on defense, he is a solid wide receiver that scored eight touchdowns in 2019.

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Considering his talent, it is no wonder that five-star defensive back Will Johnson has college offers from historically successful schools.

Alabama, Arizona State, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, USC, and West Virginia have all made offers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the recruiting process dramatically, so he has not been able to visit many of these schools. Given his roots, it makes sense that head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines are rumored to be a favorite for Johnson’s services, though his final destination is not yet clear.

His father, Deon Johnson, played for the Wolverines in the early 1990s, so the family tree could be extended shortly. Big Ten rival Ohio State is in play, too, because Johnson has cultivated a great relationship with Buckeyes defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs.

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Will Johnson is a lockdown corner, as evidenced by the 21 tackles and eight pass breakups he had in 2019. Not many quarterbacks were daring enough to test him, and his two-way ability has brought the Blue Devils to the playoffs in two straight seasons.

The 247sports Composite puts him as the third-best cornerback in the class and the best recruit from Michigan.

Michigan football is not exactly known for being a talent hotbed, so Will Johnson’s success is all the more impressive.

Scouts believe that he has a great chance of making the NFL once his time in college is over; perhaps the Detroit Lions are doing early scouting on the hometown kid.

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For now, we will have to follow the class of 2022 prospect and see which elite college football program he chooses to attend.

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Matt is a recent graduate of New York University with a degree in Sports Management. He is a passionate New York Yankees, New York Islanders, and Minnesota Vikings fan. He also has a podcast about minor league baseball called "On the Farm."
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