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Colorado has made one more huge splash in recruiting defensive backs because the Buffaloes have gone into Louisiana to land Lafayette (La.) Christian Academy four-star cornerback Ju’Juan Johnson over longtime favourite LSU.
Johnson, who’s coming off his first go to to Colorado this previous weekend, was extensively thought to be a heavy LSU lean going into his journey to Boulder, however a dialog with Deion Sanders helped the Buffaloes storm from behind to steal considered one of The Boot’s prime prospects.
A two-way star for Lafayette Christian Academy, Johnson primarily starred at quarterback for the Knights in 2022 the place he helped lead his group to the state championship behind throwing for 3,976 yards and 43 touchdowns. Johnson additionally added 1,284 yards and 17 touchdowns on the bottom, making him one of many extra productive offensive gamers within the nation in 2022. Within the 52-48 state championship loss to St. Thomas Extra, Johnson broke the Louisiana state championship file for whole yardage in a recreation after throwing for 341 yards and speeding for 245 yards.
Regardless of his excessive manufacturing on offense, his highest ceiling is seen on protection the place he has pristine method within the secondary and counters quick-breaking receivers with a fiery first step that places him in the midst of each matchup from the beginning of a path to its end.
If Johnson indicators with the Buffaloes, he’ll be a part of a gifted secondary that has signed the No. 1 cornerback within the nation from the previous two recruiting cycles in Travis Hunter and Cormani McClain.
At 5-foot-11, 180 kilos, Johnson is ranked because the No. 236 recruit within the nation for the category of 2024, in line with Rivals. He’s the No. 4 recruit from the state of Louisiana and the No. 21 cornerback prospect within the nation.