4-Star DE Ryan Johnson Commits To Stanford Cardinal

    Four-star defensive end Ryan Johnson committed to Stanford late Monday night, as the Cardinal now have 14 total commits in its 2017 recruiting class.

    January 31, 2017

    Four-star defensive end Ryan Johnson committed to Stanford late Monday night, as the Cardinal now have 14 total commits in its 2017 recruiting class.  


    With star defensive lineman Solomon Thomas headed from Palo Alto to the 2017 NFL Draft, Cardinal head coach David Shaw will have to find another go-to playmaker for his defensive line.

    Perhaps that player is a part of his 2017 recruiting class.

    Late Monday night, 4-star prospect Ryan Johnson committed to Stanford despite holding offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon and others.

    The Mobile, Alabama native is ranked as the No. 17 defensive end and No. 210 overall player in the country. He released a statement regarding his decision to give the Cardinal his pledge.

    “First off, I want to thank God for blessing me and putting me in the position that I am in today. I’d like to thank all the schools that have recruited me these past few years and granted me the opportunity to attend their institutions and continue my academic and athletic career. Without my family helping me throughout the recruiting process, I would be lost and for their support I will always be grateful. I want to thank St. Paul for allowing me to attend their school and helping me better myself academically and athletically. I also want to thank Coach Mask and the entire athletic department for helping me succeed athletically as well as molding me into a leader. Without further ado, I’d like to do officially announce my commitment to the Stanford University, home of the intellectual brutality.”

    Stanford now has 14 total commits in the cycle and has moved up from No. 25 to No. 18 thanks to the addition of Johnson.

    MORE: National Signing Day Commitment Schedule

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