There were some hallelujahs being exclaimed around Buckeye Nation on Easter Sunday for a variety of reasons. From a football perspective, Ryan Day and the football team received commitments from two players, most notably four-star, 2023 safety Dijon Johnson. The Tampa, Fla. native is rated as the No. 265 player in the country, 29th corner, and No. 47 player in the Sunshine State according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound corner also held offers from Oklahoma, USC, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Penn State, and many others. Having been at Ohio State’s spring game on Saturday, Johnson decided that he had seen enough and was ready to make his commitment, but he has previously scheduled official visits on the books with OU and USC for this summer; whether or not he will still make those visits is yet to be seen.
Tim Walton was Johnson’s primary recruiter and will be his position coach in Columbus, Tony Alford was also instrumental in his process. Johnson is the ninth commit to the Buckeyes’ 2023 class following the pledge of fellow Floridian Bryson Rodgers earlier in the day on Sunday. Rodgers is a high three-star wide receiver from Zepherhills about 15 miles from where Johnson goes to school.