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Paris Johnson Jr. Focusing on Fundamentals, “Trying to Enjoy Every Day” As He Prepares for First Season As Ohio State’s Starting Left Tackle

Paris Johnson Jr. has a new mentality in his third preseason camp as an Ohio State football player.

As a freshman during the pandemic-impacted season of 2020, Johnson didn’t know what to expect going into camp and just wanted to get through it. As a sophomore last season, Johnson was still getting comfortable playing a new position after moving from tackle to right guard.

Now, Johnson is back playing the left tackle position at which he became one of the nation’s top players in high school. As he enters his junior year at Ohio State – his second year as a starting offensive lineman for the Buckeyes, and potentially his final season as a Buckeye if he enters the 2023 NFL draft – he’s trying to take full advantage of the opportunity camp brings to get better and have fun playing the game he loves.