When it comes to talent producing cities in the state of Ohio the argument can be made that Cincinnati is at the top. Cincinnati high school football is highlighted by powerhouse programs such as La Salle, St. Xavier, Winton Woods, and more. Well-known players that have come out of the 513 area recently are Paris Johnson Jr., Evan Prater, Jowon Briggs, and Jackson Carmen who have all been near the top of Ohio’s prospects in the past few years. But one program in recent years that has taken their talent production to the next level is the La Salle Lancers who currently have an Ohio State, Alabama, and Cincinnati commitment on their roster with an underclassman that has numerous power five offers.
As for that Ohio State commitment that would be none other than high three-star defender Jaylen Johnson who committed to the Buckeyes last January and could play a variety of positions in Columbus. Since committing to the Buckeyes he has taken on the role of being a vocal leader for the 2021 recruiting class. He has also worked hard to reshape and define his body which is one reason why he has so much versatility. Despite being one of the lower-ranked recruits in this 2021 class Johnson brings some very valuable leadership and versatility.
Following his week three game against Lakota East we caught up with Johnson where he discussed his health, getting back on the field this fall, and how his season has gone. He also touched on his relationship with Alabama commit Devonta Smith and the potential Buckeye Bash the 2021 commits are planning.
For our full interview and to hear about everything we mentioned above click the link below to see what Johnson had to say!