Chaminade-Madonna’s strong-side defensive end, Jamaal Johnson, announced his commitment to the University of Miami Thursday.
Johnson wrote on Twitter, “After a great talk with Coach [Manny] Diaz and Coach [Todd] Stroud I am announcing that I am committed to the University of Miami.”
Despite offers from Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kentucky, Ole Miss, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, Johnson decided to put on for his city.
This marks the first class of 2022 commitment for UM. Miami’s 2021 recruiting class already holds Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, FL.) commitments from running back Thad Franklin, defensive tackle Allan Haye, and kicker Andres Borregales.
The Lions have won three consecutive Class 3A state titles and finished 12-2 in 2019, to which Johnson was a key contributor. Johnson has garnered 96 tackles, 16 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery throughout his high school career.
According to 247Sports, the three-star defensive lineman (6-foot-2, 230 lbs.) is pegged as the nation’s No. 26 SDE and the state’s No. 59 player.
It’s impressive to see the Canes add a talented defensive prospect this early.