Michigan freshman Will Johnson appears poised to carve out early role

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — Spring practice is moving fast, probably even faster for Michigan’s early enrollee freshmen, but cornerback Will Johnson is clearly standing out.

Steve Clinkscale, co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach, described Johnson as “very talented” and said he anticipates the five-star out of Grosse Pointe South will be playing this fall. Johnson is the highest-rated recruit in Michigan’s 2022 freshman class and is the son of former Michigan defensive back Deon Johnson, who played in the early 1990s.