Notre Dame Commitment Profile: 2020 WR Jordan Johnson
St. Louis (Mo.) De Smet wide receiver Jordan Johnson was going to announce his commitment on July 28, but during his official visit to Notre Dame this weekend, Johnson couldn't wait any longer.
The nation's No. 59 recruit and No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Missouri announced his commitment to Notre Dame on Twitter.
"I would like to thank the man above for blessing me with the talents and blessing that I have today," Johnson wrote in his commitment tweet. "I would like to thank all the coaches that have been in my life and developed me to be the player I am today. I wanna thank my parents for everything that they have done for me and I couldn't be more thankful for the people that I have in my life.
"Thank you to all my teammates ... Also thank you to all the schools that believed in me and giving me the opportunity to play at their University.
"With that being said I will be committing to the University of Notre Dame #GoIrish"
OFFER LIST: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Purdue, Syracuse
STATS: Johnson finished the 2018 season with 28 receptions for 721 yards and nine touchdowns. De Smet finished with a 9-3 record.
ANALYSIS: "His athletic traits are all top notch. Johnson shows a strong burst off the line, and when his technique is right he can explode off the line and quickly get on corners. His second gear is really outstanding, and those two traits make him a dangerous vertical player.
Johnson has impressive foot quickness and agility, which combines nicely with his balance and body control to give him a borderline elite athletic grade. He flashes top-level suddenness, which plays into his upside grade, but that will be discussed more in the route running portion of this breakdown."
"Johnson has the trifecta of talent needed for an impact wide receiver. He has good size, he’s a top-notch athlete and his pass catching skills are impressive. Johnson has literally strong hands, which allows him to make some really difficult catches, especially down the field. Johnson attacks the football well once he gets out of routes and he extends his hands well to the football. The only time I’ve seen Johnson body catch is when it is appropriate to do so." - Blue & Gold Illustrated Football Analyst Bryan Driskell
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