Three's Company; Johnson Third CB in 2014

Iowa State picked up its third high school cornerback of the 2014 class Sunday with the addition of Countryside's Mike Johnson, AllCyclones.com reports

Countryside (FL) product Mike Johnson, the No. 131 cornerback in the 2014 class, told AllCyclones.com on Sunday that he had committed to Iowa State following his official visit and a one-on-one conversation with coach Paul Rhoads.

The addition of Johnson gives Iowa State three high school cornerbacks in its 2014 class, though Johnson is a candidate to take a grayshirt, delaying his enrollment until January of 2015 and helping ISU's overall numbers (24 right now) considerably.

"Don't know yet about [that]," Johnson said.

Says Scout.com national analyst Jamie Newberg of Johnson: "Better in zone coverage than man to man ... does a nice job of reading quarterback's eyes and has good awareness ... does show nice ball skills ... Solid in run support but not an overwhelming striker ... Will set the edge and turn everything inside to pursuit."

Johnson was deciding between Louisville and Marshall for his Jan. 31 visit but is going to instead shut down his recruitment.

"That's a great program and it's somewhere you'll be surrounded by great people," Johnson said of ISU in an earlier interview with Scout.com.

A two-way player in high school, Johnson's senior season was cut short by a high-ankle sprain, leaving him with three interceptions and nine rushing touchdowns on the offensive side.

Johnson is close with former Cyclone cornerback and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Leonard Johnson.


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