A little more than two weeks ago, Ohio State received their eighth commitment in the 2021 class when safety Jaylen Johnson committed to the Buckeyes. Johnson, a versatile defender, was the fifth Ohioan to pledge to the Buckeyes in the 2021 class.
Johnson stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 200 pounds, making him an interesting safety prospect with his combination of athleticism and size. As a matter a fact, depending on how Johnson continues to develop, he might end up playing linebacker in Columbus.
He was the defensive star for his state championship high school team – Cincinnati's La Salle – in the fall when he displayed three key abilities that could make him a future playmaker in Ohio State's defense: top-notch range, the willingness to hit and natural instincts of a safety.