Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 Four-Star WR Jordan Johnson Commits To Notre Dame

April 6, 2019

Notre Dame has landed its top target at receiver in the 2020 class as DeSmet (Mo.) receiver Jordan Johnson‍ has committed to the Irish.

“I would like to thank the man above for blessing me with the talents and blessing that I have today. I would like to thank all the coaches that have been in my life and developed me to be the player I am today. I wanna thank my parents for everything that they have done for me and couldn’t  be more thankful for the people that I have in my life. Thank you to all my teammates that’s hanging with me through this process. Thank you to all my guys that stick with me through anything. 

Also, thank you to all the schools that believed in me and giving me the opportunity to play at their university. With that being said, I will be committing to the University of Notre Dame.” 

The four-star prospect has always had Notre Dame high on his list, but offensive coordinator Chip Long and receivers coach Del Alexander showed Johnson how they would use him in the offense and it was hard to turn down.

“The routes and the offense they run, we kind of run a similar offense at DeSmet, so it was great,” said Johnson. “He was saying they’d put me on the outside, running over the top some plays, so that was good.”

The St. Louis native is also the ultimate competitor as his head coach Robert Steeples told IrishSportsDaily earlier this year. 

“Jordan enjoys the lights and the big moments,” said Steeples. “He welcomes competition on his level, but he also doesn’t play down to people who aren’t.

“The passion comes from enjoying the game and the limelight. His mother is a sweetheart, but she has a little fire to her as well, so he might get some of that from his mom. She’s a momma bear and done a hell of a job raising him.”

Johnson chose the Irish over Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, Texas and Wisconsin to name a few. 

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