The first true recruiting class of the Jim Harbaugh era of Michigan football is getting more impressive by the day, with the commitment of coveted four-star Camden (NJ) defensive end Ron Johnson on Thursday marking Harbaugh's latest big-time get for the Class of 2016.
I have committed to The University of Michigan 〽️thanks to everyone who believed in me and gave me the opportunity!! pic.twitter.com/BNv5rljqR0
— Ron Johnson Jr✨ (@RonJohn24) June 25, 2015
This is Michigan football's 14th commitment for the month of June and the 21st overall commitment for the Class of 2016 -- a class which is currently ranked in the top ten by all major recruiting analysis services.
Michigan was viewed as a strong favorite for Johnson after his first visit to Ann Arbor in April. Both Harbaugh and UM defensive standout Jabrill Peppers are from Jersey as well -- a factor that may have contributed to Johnson's decision in some respect.
His second visit to campus sealed the deal, ending a recruitment process that includes offers from Penn State, Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama and Michigan State among others.
With Johnson in tow, the focus now shifts to his Camden teammate, four-star wide receiver Brad Hawkins. Hawkins is slated to make his decision on July 26th, less than a week after a scheduled unofficial visit to Ann Arbor.