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GREAT LAKES RECRUITING ROUNDUP: East St. Louis’ Antonio Johnson picks Texas A&M, more big-time offers for Michigan’s best youngsters

By: , September 29, 2019, 12:05 pm

The secondary is on lock with Antonio Johnson on the prowl.

Johnson (6-foot-3, 185 pounds), East St. Louis’ star senior free safety, committed to Texas A&M last week. He’s a five-star prospect and his East St. Louis Flyers squad is one of the best prep gridiron clubs in Illinois.

The Flyers went to 5-0 on Friday with a 54-7 throttling of Alton in a game where Johnson caught a touchdown on offense from the wide receiver position. East St. Louis has won 8 state football titles, most recently in 2016. This season, the Flyers are the No. 1 team in the IHSAA’s D5 ranks.

Back in the summer, Johnson de-committed from Tennessee. So far through 2019, Johnson has recorded 38 tackles, more than 20 of the solo variety.

More news from Illinois

Lake Forest junior LB Mac Uihlein visited Wisconsin over the weekend and came home to the Chicago suburbs with an offer from the Badgers.

Ohio news

Shaker Heights DE Avery Dunn bagged his first Power 5 offer when Michigan State offered Sunday.

USC dipped into Ohio and placed an offer at Dublin Coffman senior RB Mike Drennen’s doorstep.

Westerville Central junior OL Will Jados visited Purdue Saturday.

Indiana news

Brownsburg junior OL Josh Sales collected his first Power 5 offer as Purdue offered him on a visit this past weekend.

Hammond Morton junior WR Jo Jo Johnson visited Notre Dame Saturday.

Michigan news

West Virginia came into Michigan and offered some Mitten diaper dandies in West Bloomfield sophomores Dillon Tatum (RB/S) and Michael Williams (LB/H-Back) and Detroit King freshman Dante (D.J.) Moore.

Detroit King junior S Jaylen Reed scooped a Florida offer late last week.

The state’s No. 1 junior, Belleville’s DL, Damon Payne visited Alabama over the weekend and watched the Crimson Tide take Ole Miss out to the woodshed for a 59-31 dusting.