Four-star Tight End Theo Johnson Announces Commitment Date

By Matt de Bear on December 6, 2019 at 11:19 am
Four-star TE Theo Johnson will announce his college decision on Monday, Dec. 9.
Mark Brennan, 247Sports

After delaying his commitment last month, four-star tight end prospect Theo Johnson has a new plan. The top player in Canada, and one of the most sought after tight end prospects in the 2020 recruiting class will announce his verbal commitment on Monday afternoon during a ceremony at his high school. His finalists are Penn State, Michigan, Iowa, and Georgia.

No program has been recruiting the Windsor, Ontario native longer than James Franklin and Penn State. The Nittany Lions offered Johnson in July of 2018 when he visited campus and camped for the coaching staff. Including that visit, he has been on campus seven times, including his official visit in October for the Michigan game. He officially visited Iowa over the summer, before hitting Georgia in September, and Michigan in November.

The Nittany Lions have been viewed as the favorites to land Johnson for some time, but it is hardly a foregone conclusion. Michigan could be the closest competition. He lives just across the river from Detroit, and is less than one hour from Ann Arbor. 

Penn State's 2020 recruiting class currently ranks as No. 15 nationally according to 247Sports, good for third in the Big Ten, just behind Michigan. The Lions have 28 verbal commitments.