Michigan lands N.J. DE Ron Johnson Jr.

The Detroit News
Ron Johnson Jr.

Ron Johnson Jr., a three-star defensive end from Camden (N.J.) High, on Thursday committed to Michigan's 2016 recruiting class.

Johnson is ranked the No. 1 defensive end in New Jersey and the No. 48 DE in the nation in his class by Scout.com.

Johnson has a lengthy, impressive offer list that includes Michigan State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Oregon and many other top programs.

Johnson, 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds, had 84 tackles, 10 sacks and eight forced fumbles last season.

"I would like to thank God for blessing me with all the opportunities to continue to play football, and thank my parents, teammates, coaches, friends and family for helping me with this decision," Johnson wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Johnson committed Thursday while on a visit to Michigan's campus. Johnson also visited Ann Arbor earlier this spring.

"The coaches were real cool," Johnson told Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider in April. "It pretty much shocked me because I didn't think it would be like that. I thought it would be pretty much uptight, but they're real cool. They're down-to-earth, cool to chat with."