Penn State is a latest module to offer a grant to Williamsport (Md.) Class of 2019 defensive tackle Tayquon Johnson. The three-star available reported a offer around his Twitter comment on Thursday afternoon. Defensive line manager Sean Spencer was during Williamsport on Thursday morning to check him out, and recruiter Tyler Bowen stopped by a propagandize progressing in a open analysis period.
Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Rutgers, Temple, Texas AM, and Virginia have all offering a 6-foot-3, 275-pound prospect. He recently visited Clemson and went to a Junior Day during Rutgers in February. He told 247Sports’ Brian Dohn progressing this week that he has no visits designed during this time. Kentucky was a initial to offer a Baltimore local behind in February. His Penn State offer is his 10th.
Johnson is a second defensive tackle offering by a Nittany Lions in a final dual days. Penn State extended a grant to Michigan three-star defensive lineman Ruke Orhorhoro on Wednesday afternoon, and a 6-foot-5, 250-pound available projects as an interior lineman for a Nittany Lions.
Penn State will horde New York defensive tackle Jared Harrison-Hunte this weekend and is available a preference from New Jersey four-star Antonio Alfano, who skeleton to announce on May 18 from a pool of finalists that includes Alabama, Georgia and a Nittany Lions. Ohio defensive tackles Rodas Johnson and Steven Fauchuex, as good as Michigan four-star Mazi Smith, North Carolina standout Joshua Harris and French import Jeffrey M’ba.
The Nittany Lions will lapse all of a grant defensive tackles in 2019, led by projected returning starters Kevin Givens and Robert Windsor. The grant draft lists 10 defensive tackles set to be on grant subsequent season, including incoming freshmen PJ Mustipher, Judge Culpepper and Aeneas Hawkins.
Playing both ways as a youth final season, Johnson was a Herald-Mail Defensive Player of a Year in 2017. He finished with 87 tackles, 16 tackles for detriment and 8 sacks on a season. He also forced and recovered dual fumbles final year. He was an all-county preference as a defensive lineman.
He is a No. 31 defensive tackle nationally and a No. 493 altogether available in a nation according to 247Sports. His 88 rating slots him as a No. 10 available in Maryland in a stream cycle. He eliminated to Williamsport from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.
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