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3-Star LB Antwuan Johnson In No Hurry

After making an early commitment to Michigan that he later backed away from, three-star linebacker Antwuan Johnson is going slower with the recruiting process.


Linebacker Antwuan Johnson was one of the first commits in Michigan's 2018 recruiting class, but he subsequently decided to explore other options and he reopened his recruitment last year.

Johnson, one of the top linebackers in Ohio, has been adding offers steadily since being back on the market. He is in the process of taking unofficial visits.

"Things are going good for me, and I have visited both Kentucky and Cincinnati recently," Johnson stated. "It was great being at Kentucky, and the program is doing a good job recruiting the state of Ohio. I feel we have the best football in Ohio, and they realize that." 

"The coaches did a good job selling program and trying to get me to be a part of what they're doing at Kentucky," he added. "I think they are going to be really good going forward. I like how they use Jordan Jones, and think I could fit in there." 

The Cincinnati program hired Luke Fickell as their new head coach, and the former Ohio State assistant has a great reputation across the state. 

"I think Cincinnati is going to be great under Coach Fickell, and he came to my school to see me already," Johnson explained. "I have a good relationship with (assistant coach) Marcus Freeman, and I'm looking differently at Cincinnati now. Just Coach Fickell alone makes it a great school." 

There are more unofficial visits on tap for Johnson, as he is trying take his time and find the right school. 

"I will be going to West Virginia this weekend on the 11th, and I'm excited to go there," he stressed. "I will be going to Indiana on the 12th. I'm planning to go to @Pittsburgh on the 25th."

"I'm planning on taking all five official visits next fall, and that will be my final five schools," he said. "After all my visits I will sit down with my family and figuring it out. I'm planning on graduating early, but that's not sure yet."

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