Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 Four-Star WR Jordan Johnson Ready To Recruit For Notre Dame

April 7, 2019

Notre Dame landed a big-time commitment from 2020 De Smet (Mo.) receiver Jordan Johnson‍ on Saturday evening, which was a surprise as he had set a commitment date in July. 

The four-star prospect and his whole family made the trip to South Bend and it led to Johnson feeling comfortable to make his decision.

“I felt it was the perfect time,” Johnson told Irish Sports Daily. “I had my pops, step-mom, mom and everybody down there. It was just the perfect time to commit.” 

Notre Dame’s staff was fired up when they got the news, but so was 2020 Notre Dame quarterback commit Drew Pyne, who put in a ton of time building a relationship with Johnson over the past year. 

“He was excited and ready to get to work,” laughed Johnson. “That’s my dude. I appreciate him and the love he's shown. He’s a really cool guy.” 

Johnson had always had Notre Dame high on his list and the combination of life on and off the field put the Irish over the top. 

“To be honest, everything,” Johnson said of his decision. “Academic-wise, Notre Dame is a great school. Notre Dame is a great football school and it’s only about five hours from home. Everything played a factor.” 

While on his official visit, Johnson was able to familiarize himself with his future school and learn more about the program. 

“They took us around to a lot of meetings,” explained Johnson. “We met with the coaches and some of the staff. We learned about the training program and everything. They explained how hard they work their players and then I got to hang out with the team. It was good.” 

One of the highlights was taking in Saturday’s practice inside Notre Dame Stadium. Johnson was able to see receivers coach Del Alexander coach his guys and see how the players responded to his coaching. 

“It was great,” Johnson stated. “I liked the drills Coach Alexander had going and the way he pushed the receivers, but also how the receivers reacted to him. It was good to see.” 

Johnson will now turn his attention to recruiting for Notre Dame. He’s done with official visits and has his eye on another top receiver to join him in South Bend.

“I’m on it already,” said Johnson. “I’m really focused on AJ Henning‍ right now.” 

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