Wolverines land 2020 3-star QB


While Michigan signed the majority of its 2019 class during Wednesday’s Early Signing Day, its 2020 class received a big addition in 6-foot-4 Arizona product, J.D. Johnson.

Johnson, a 3-star quarterback out of Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle high school, was the backup to this year’s No. 1 overall quarterback, Spencer Rattler, who’s signed to Oklahoma.

“I am excited about pursuing excellence, both in the classroom and on the field at the University of Michigan,” Johnson said in a Twitter announcement.

Johnson is a 6-4, 190 pound pro-style QB. He runs a 4.79 40-yard dash, giving him a nice combination of size and speed. Johnson also had offers from Arizona, South Carolina and Colorado State. 

Johnson joins a deep QB room at Michigan, which already includes Joe Milton, Dylan McCaffrey and Brandon Peters on the team, while 2019 4-star QB Cade McNamara will enroll in January. 


  Comments: 1

  1. Overall, he does look pretty good. Nice strong arm. Good placement. Good pocket presence. Not sure about the speed. I just watched his highlight film and with 7+ minute video, he only ran 3 or 4 times. He’s no Statute of Liberty, but he is no speed demon.