Well, as of today neither four-star prospect is going to be heading to Ann Arbor for college.
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Johnson, who has since transferred to Dunbar High School, announced his decommitment on Twitter on Friday morning, less than three weeks after Taylor reopened his recruiting.
He told SBNation he was still tight with Harbaugh but questioned the commitment of position coach to him.
Worth noting: Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge is in his first year at that position after spending a season as director of player personnel in recruiting.
Prior to 2015, he was the head coach at Paramus Catholic High School, the New Jersey prep powerhouse that produced recent Michigan five-star signees Jabrill Peppers (2014) and Rashan Gary (2016).
Michigan’s first full-year recruiting class under Harbaugh had no Ohioans, his 2017 group currently has two verbal members from the Buckeye State — defensive tackle James Hudson of Toledo Central Catholic and offensive lineman Joel Honigford of Sugarcreek Garaway.
While Harbaugh proved last winter he can put together a top class without Ohio, it will still be interesting to see what role the traditional battleground state plays moving forward.
Recruiting nationally is important, but so is maintaining a strong presence in one’s backyard for nearly every powerhouse program across the country.
Ohio State’s top-ranked 2017 recruiting class currently features five Ohioans amid 18 members, including Miamisburg offensive tackle Josh Myers and Cincinnati Colerain defensive back Amir Riep.