Penn State has landed one of their biggest targets of the 2020 recruiting class. Four-star tight end Theo Johnson has announced his verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions.
Johnson has been on Penn State's board for over one year, earning his scholarship offer back in July of 2018 when visiting Happy Valley for a camp. Since that trip, he has visited six additional times. The last came in October for the White Out victory over Michigan.
The Johnson File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-6/242 lbs
- Pos: TE
- School: Holy Names High School (Ontario, Canada)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.9622)
- Composite Rank: No. 83 overall, No. 3 TE
No school has recruited Johnson harder or longer than Penn State. His three other finalists, Michigan, Georgia, and Iowa, did not offer the Ontario native in January of this year. All three of those programs were in the running, but the "local" Wolverines were likely the Nittany Lions' closest competition. Johnson plays high school ball just across the Detroit River in Windsor, less than one hour from Ann Arbor.
Johnson has earned his fair share of high school honors as well, despite playing in Ontario. He participated in The Opening Finals in July, and has been named both an Under Armour All-American and will play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl.
Penn State's class now stands at 28 members, No. 12 nationally, and second overall in the Big Ten behind just Ohio State according to the 247Sports Rankings.