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.
— JD Johnson (@jd10johnson) December 21, 2018
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.