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Ohio DB Josh Johnson Appears to be Heavy Penn State Lean Following Official Visit

Penn State Football Recruit Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson

Penn State concluded their second official visit weekend for the month of June on Sunday.

Two high school recruits spent the weekend in State College and although no player gave an immediate commitment, the Nittany Lions appear to be in a good spot with a talented defensive back.

3-star defensive back Josh Johnson from Ironton, Ohio is no stranger to the Penn State coaches and the program in general. Unlike some players, Johnson’s visit was more about reacquainting with the staff than learning anything new about Penn State.

Johnson’s offer list includes schools such as Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Boston College, Indiana, Marshall, Michigan State, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia but it appears as though Penn State is the clear-cut leader for Johnson.

Courtesy Joshua Johnson

Nittany Sports Now started our conversation with Johnson by asking how he rated or graded his official visit.

“Oh man, I’d give it a 100% or an A for sure”, said Johnson. “I loved and appreciated how they really took care of me and my family. Even when I wasn’t around, they were talking to my people. Like when I was hanging around other recruits and stuff, they were always talking to my people and letting them know how they were going to take care of me. The coaches let them now that they’d be looking out for me and that I would be in good hands.”

Johnson tells NSN that something that would appear to be minor, but it wasn’t to him was the fact that the Penn State coaches kept their conservations light. Although PSU would love to get a commitment from him, he didn’t feel pressured to make one.

“I’d say that was like 50/50. The coaches allowed me to have a good time and made things chill. But at certain times they were still recruiting me,” said Johnson. “They tell me they like my length; how tall I am (6’3″), my weight, my speed and how I can close on a football.”

This was past was Johnson’s first official visit and from the sound of things, it very well could be his last.

“I may go to Iowa, I’m still considering that, but I don’t know yet. I may make my decision earlier than that though. It’s fair to say that Penn State is the top team on my list right now.”

Currently, Penn State’s Class of 2025 consists of 13 players, however, just one of them is a defensive back (3-star recruit Xxavier Thomas from Central Catholic in Pittsburgh).

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