Michigan Wolverines has landed a 5-star recruit

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Grosse Pointe South's Will Johnson runs the ball during the game against Chippewa Valley Friday in Clinton Township
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Is a great day to be a Wolverines fan

Grosse Pointe South five-star cornerback Will Johnson announced his verbal commitment to Michigan on Sunday in a post on social media. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder chose the Wolverines over other finalists Ohio State and USC.

Johnson, the No. 11 prospect nationally and No. 5 cornerback, per 247Sports’ Composite rankings, is the highest-ranked player from Michigan since Lamarr Woodley in 2003. (Detroit Cass Tech receiver was No. 12 in 2017).

The standout cornerback’s verbal pledge fills a crucial need for the Wolverines, who signed just one cornerback in the 2021 class.

According to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu . Johnson is “Great size and still growing,” in which he wrote in his scouting report. He continued “Has length, but is also filled in and looks like a prototypical outside cornerback prospect. Good athlete who excels on the basketball court and has shown top notch ball skills on the football field. Has the size and ball tracking ability to defend bigger outside receivers. Has good technique. Smooth in his backpedal and transition. Smart as far as zone coverage. Has yet to time at an event or in track, so verified speed is one question mark right now. It is possible he will outgrow cornerback if he keeps getting taller and bigger, but at present, projects as a blue-chip boundary cornerback who will be an impact college player and have a good chance to be a higher draft choice.”

Johnson is the six commit in Michigan’s 2022 class and second cornerback, joining four-star Kody Jones, who is listed as an athlete but is expected to play corner with the Wolverines.

Will Johnson, whose father Deon Johnson was also a cornerback for Michigan in the 1990s, and Johnson becomes the Wolverines’ top-ranked recruit since defensive lineman Rashan Gary in 2016.

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