Cincinnati St. Xavier five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. pulled the trigger on his college decision late Thursday night, committing to Ohio State and giving the Buckeyes their biggest get yet.
— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) June 29, 2018
The 6-7, 285-pound Johnson has been on OSU’s recruiting radar since Dec. 8 when he received an offer from his home-state school during an unofficial visit to campus. Johnson made multiple return trips to Columbus with the latest coming on the weekends of March 30 and April 14.
The 247Sports composite considers him to be the No. 8 overall player, No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 1 prospect in Ohio for the 2020 recruiting class.
Johnson becomes the third member of OSU’s growing group for the next cycle — which could rival the program’s past classes among its best ever.
He joins Marietta, Ga., four-star offensive tackle Jake Wray and Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos as the group gains early steam.
Jack Miller could join Wray, Cavazos and Johnson when the four-star quarterback from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral announces his commitment decision Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.