Ohio State Football Recruiting: No. 4 2019 QB "Will Always Be High" On Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are busy preparing for their regular season opener against Indiana on August 31, but that doesn't mean Urban Meyer & Co. have let up on the recruiting trail.

While they are trying to fill out their 2018 class - which already ranks No. 1 in the country with 16 commitments - Ohio State is also showing interest in many 2019 prospects.

Among their top targets in that recruiting cycle is four-star quarterback Michael Johnson (Eugene, OR). Johnson's father was recently hired as the wide receivers coach for Oregon, and while many think the Ducks are the leader for him because of it, he insisted that is not the case.

Johnson visited the Buckeyes in the spring, and while he hasn't been back since, he told Bill Kurelic of 247sports that Ohio State is one of his favorites and will remain near the top of his list throughout the process.

“It’s crazy to talk to someone like Urban Meyer on the phone,” Johnson said. “And coach Day, being someone from the NFL, he’s a really good coach that knows so much.

“Ohio State will always be high on my list. I could have 50 (scholarship) offers and Ohio State would still be high. Ohio State is definitely high, LSU is high, Georgia, Colorado, Florida, Miami is another one.”

Johnson also said he plans to make an official visit to Ohio State next year.

Along with Oregon and Ohio State, the 6-foot-4, 190-pounder is also heavily considering Michigan and LSU. He is ranked as the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and No. 244 overall prospect in the country, according to 247sports Composite Rankings.

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