Matthew Johnson has found a home for 2025 in the Big Ten.

The blue-chip edge from California is staying out west, and will play for Oregon. He shared the big news on social media with a Friday evening post.

“Oregon is a special place. I wanna surround myself with winners,” Johnson told Hayes Fawcett of On3.

A standout of Concord (California) De La Salle, Johnson is listed as measuring 6-5 and 240 pounds. On the 247Sports Composite, Johnson is rated 4-stars, the No. 28 Edge prospect, No. 34 recruit in the state of California and No. 363 player overall in the Class of 2025.

Johnson has picked up scholarship offers from 17 programs, including Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Texas A&M and Washington. He told Fawcett that he committed to Dan Lanning’s program over USC and Miami. Tosh Lupoi led the Ducks’ recruitment of Johnson.

With Johnson on board, Oregon now has five verbal commitments in its 2025 recruiting class. Johnson is the first defensive pledge in the Ducks’ class, joining two wide receivers, a lineman and legacy QB Akili Smith Jr.

UO fans can get a preview of what Johnson brings to Eugene by checking out his Hudl highlights below:

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