4-Star WR Nate Johnson Commits to Michigan’s 2016 Class

NateJohnson247-1000x600The Michigan Wolverines have gained another quality commitment for their 2016 class–and this time, it’s 4-star wide receiver Nate Johnson who’s joining coach Jim Harbaugh’s upcoming haul (3-star 247 Composite).

To date, the Wolverines have 21 commits for 2016. According to 247Sports, they have the No. 6-ranked class in the nation and No. 2-ranked class in the Big Ten.


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According to 247Sports, Johnson, a 5’11,” 175-pound senior, is the No. 88-ranked wide receiver of 2016 and No. 529-ranked overall. He’s the No. 13-ranked talent in Tennessee, where he stars for Independence High in Thompson’s Station.

Johnson’s commitment comes one day after an official visit to Ann Arbor. According to 247Sports, Wolverines passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch was Johnson’s primary recruiter.

Prior to committing to Michigan, Johnson held offers from Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Miami (Fla.), Penn State and Tennessee. The Vols were said to be among Johnson’s favorites. Alcorn State, Furman, Army and Appalachian State also expressed interest in Johnson.

Johnson is the second wide receiver to commit to Michigan’s 2016 class. Brad Hawkins, a 4-star talent out of Camden, N.J., committed back in July. The 6’1,” 202-pounder is the No. 53-ranked wide receiver of 2016. With the addition of Johnson, the Wolverines now have a speedy playmaker–Johnson runs a 4.47-second 40-yard dash–and a bigger-bodied deep-ball threat to complement a talented stable of up-and-coming quarterbacks.