The Detroit Cass Tech to Toledo pipeline continues with the verbal commitment of outside linebacker, Dyontae Johnson. Johnson, a 6'2", 195-pound freak athlete out of the Motor City, held offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Marshall, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan Northern Illinois, and Toledo.
"It just felt like family down there," Johnson told us following his commitment, "They showed me and my mom a lot of love and really showed they me. No other school was recruiting me as hard as them."
The three-star is currently the fifth-best outside linebacker in the state of Michigan in the Class of 2018 and No. 81 in the nation by Scout.com. Johnson moves extremely well and has speed to play in the secondary at the next level, though the Rockets will likely keep him at linebacker due to needs and his talent.
Johnson visited Toledo a number of times, including on May 31 in which he thought very highly of.
"I loved my visit," he told us back on May 31, "It felt like home for me and nothing was too far from each other, I also like the whole student atmosphere, family feel of the coaching staff and the facility."
The Cass Tech product becomes another Technician to choose the Rockets over several other offers. Former Toledo speedster, Kishon Wilcher, safety DeJuan Rogers, Class of 2017 signee Kelvin Ateman, current defensive lineman Edrick Mathews are all Cass Tech graduates, extending the pipeline to Jason Candle and his coaching staff.
Johnson becomes the sixth commit of Toledo's 2018 recruiting class and third at linebacker as projected by Scout.com, joining Solomon Egbe and Jackson Barrow. The class certainly has an impressive foundation, especially in the trenches with the recent commitment of defensive end, Maurice White of Detroit King as well. As always, we'll have the latest on the Rockets recruiting trail.