In a recent post to Twitter, corner back Jakailin Johnson commits to Ohio State Football 2021 class. He is from Missouri DeSmet High School. The four star recruit is the 59th best overall player in the country and 4th best cornerback in the nation. Mookie Cooper is another Ohio State player that came from Missouri (2020). Johnson is the cousin of Jameson Williams, a freshman wide receiver for the Buckeyes.
He stands at 6’0” and 168 lbs. He shows great change of direction skills and an ability to make plays on the ball.
Jakailin Johnson Recruitment
Kerry Coombs and wide receivers coach Brian Hartline recruited him for Ohio State. He becomes the first CB that the Buckeyes have recruited since Kerry Coombs came back to college football in Columbus. Other schools looking to land Johnson included Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and UCS. Johnson becomes the highest high-school ranked corner back at Ohio State since Tyreke Johnson in 2018.
Jakailin Johnson Visits
Johnson visited Columbus Ohio on June 21st. He became good friends with then defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley during the visit.
He officially visited OSU on October 5th when they played the Michigan State Spartans in the Horseshoe. After the visit Ohio State joined Georgia, Notre Dame, Florida, Oklahoma, and Oregon as his top schools. Johnson cooled on the Buckeyes when Hafley left for a Boston College head coaching position. But when Kerry Coombs was hired by Ohio State, Johnson was back on board after a in-home visit.
Johnson also visited Clemson in March with Jordan Hancock. Hancock committed to Clemson but Johnson went in the other direction to become the center piece of the Buckeyes defensive back class.
Jakailin Johnson Highlights 2021 4 Star CB and Ohio State Commit DeSmet Junior
Ohio State 2021 Class
Ohio State has the Number 1 class in the nation will recent commitments including Evan Pryor, Andre Turrentine, and Devonta Smith. His joins Jaylen Johnson from Cincinnati Ohio in the defensive back 2021 class. Ohio State is putting a high priority on the defensive back recruiting this year and might add one additional corner back before the class is finished.