Next Johnson Brother Getting Big Interest

As Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White four-star lineman Jordan Johnson rolls through his winter wrestling competition and prepares for an Opening tryout in March, the younger brother of Rutgers four-year starter Kaleb Johnson discussed where his recruitment stands.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White four-star offensive lineman Jordan Johnson has a lot of research to do in the spring or summer before his recruitment takes the next step.

Johnson, busy as one of the top wrestlers in the Jacksonville area, has not seen many colleges outside of Rutgers – where his older brother Kaleb Johnson was a four-year starter.

“I’m not in a rush to do anything, but I want to be able to take a bunch of visits,” Johnson said. “I know some of the places I want to go see, but I haven’t set anything up for visits. I just don’t know when or where.”

Rutgers has a lead after three unofficial visits to campus and a strong relationship with coach Kyle Flood, but Johnson plans to do his due diligence in the recruiting process.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pound lineman hopes to visit South Carolina, LSU and Florida – the schools that are showing him the most interest alongside Rutgers.

“I haven’t been up to much at all to tell you the truth,” Johnson said. “I’ve been getting lots of mail. I spoke to [South Carolina coach Steve] Spurrier a couple of times on a regular basis. I’ve been invited to a bunch of junior days, but I haven’t had any time.”

Johnson saw multiple games on the Rutgers campus as a prospect, and also attended the Scarlet Knights’ victory over North Carolina in the Detroit Quick Lane Bowl. Johnson went to support his older brother, now in Miami training for the NFL Draft.

“It’s exciting to have him because it’s a thrill to see him go through it,” Johnson said on his older brother. “He’s been helpful for me, and I know he’s going to do well.”

Johnson and his mother most recently visited Rutgers for senior day in November.

“I know a lot about Rutgers, more than I know about any school,” Johnson said. “It’s nice to know about them. I feel pretty comfortable with them.”

Kaleb Johnson made the decision on National Signing Day in 2011 to sign with Rutgers over Louisville. Jordan Johnson said to expect a similar time frame in his recruitment.

“I feel like I have to take as much time as possible,” Johnson said. “Take my visits and maybe [decide] on Signing Day.”


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