Arizona earns commitment from 2023 defensive back Justin Johnson
Fresh off a visit to Tucson, Justin Johnson has pulled the trigger. He’ll be a Wildcat.
The Inglewood (Calif.) safety prospect visited both Arizona schools this past weekend and announced on Monday that he has committed to Arizona. Johnson, a 3-star prospect for the 2023 class, chose Arizona over offers from Colorado State, Florida State, Grambling, and Michigan State.
— Justin Johnson (@justin1k3) April 4, 2022
At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Johnson has good length for a defensive back. He plays with some physicality in run support and has promising ball skills on the backend. He’s rated as the 68th-best safety prospect in his class, per the 247 Composite, and the 77th-best player in the state of California for the cycle.
“I see a lot of potential in the Arizona program,” Johnson told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins. “They had a great class in ’22, tops in the Pac-12 and I like the direction the program is going. I like the new coaching hires and the new football facilities. I think everything is on the come up over there and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
The commitment gives Arizona its third known member in the 2023 class, joining quarterback Brayden Dorman and corner Canyon Moses.
You can view Johnson’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: