New receiver target will make NSD decision

Three-star receiver Nathan Johnson made a decision last month. But recent changes will force him to make another as he plans to choose among Michigan, Notre Dame and Miami on National Signing Day.

Nathan Johnson made on decision last month.

But as the recruiting process continues its sprint toward the finish line in two weeks, he’ll make one more. Johnson gave Michigan a verbal commitment Dec. 12. Miami and Notre Dame have since entered the picture. He’ll pick among those three on National Signing Day.

“I would like to thank God for the opportunity to be recognized among some of the top recruits in the country,” Johnson posted Wednesday on Twitter. “I also would like to thank all of the colleges who have recruited me during the process. However, I am only able to choose one school that will meet my needs. Michigan, Miami and Notre Dame are the top three schools I plan to draw my decision from using the ‘hat’ method.”

Thompson plans to make that choice at Independence High School in Thompson Station, Tenn., where he finished his prep career this season.

Things have changed in a hurry for Thompson, who committed to Michigan after taking an official visit. Miami hosted him last week. Notre Dame will do so this weekend after offering a scholarship last weekend.

Running backs coach Autry Denson visited Johnson last week as well.

“I definitely want to visit Notre Dame if they offer me,” Johnson told Irish Illustrated after Denson met with him. “It’s a school with a lot of pride and a school that you want to be associated with. I’m still 100 percent committed to Michigan, but I want to compare schools to Michigan and see what else is out there.”

Notre Dame already has three receiver commitments — Javon McKinley, Chase Claypool and Kevin Stepherson. Four-star prospect Damian Alloway and five-star Demetris Robertson remain on the target list.

Alloway, a California native, is also considering UCLA. Robertson is looking at Alabama, Georgia and possibly Georgia Tech.

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