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Philly Standout Tysheem Johnson Breaks Down Finalists Ahead of Commitment

Neumann Goretti athlete Tysheem Johnson is ready to make his commitment on Wednesday as he breaks down his remaining finalists.

Neumann Goretti (PA) running back Tysheem Johnson is set to make his commitment on Wednesday among his final seven schools. Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, Maryland, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Stanford remain the finalists as Johnson holds over thirty verbal offers but for the 5-foot-10, 190-pound athlete, narrowing his suitors to seven wasn’t as hard as initially expected.

“They were just the ones that always stayed in touch with me and the ones that I had the best interest in,” Johnson told All Terrapins. “They contacted me the most more than other schools.”

The Philly standout breaks down his finalists.

Alabama: “Nick Saban. The whole program NFL-bound”

Arizona State: “coach Herm Edwards is a big name. He can make one call and help get you to the NFL.”

LSU: “The position I’ll be playing, DB, they breed DBs so they’d get me in the best possible shape I need to be in.”

Maryland: “Close to home. I really like coach Locksley and they’re really trying to turn the program around.”

Ole Miss: “They’re starting something new with a whole different mixture of coaches in coach [Lane] Kiffin and coach [Chris] Partridge in the SEC.”

Stanford: “Great school really in academics and on the football field so it’s the full package there.”

Texas A&M: “I’ve built a relationship with coach Elijah [Robinson], he’s a Philly guy or close to Philly. They had a very good safety but they think I can be better than him.”

Arizona State and Ole Miss had calls with Johnson on Sunday evening while Maryland head coach Mike Locksley has a call scheduled with Johnson set for Monday evening. Maryland currently has three running backs committed this cycle in Roman Hemby, Colby McDonald and Antwain Littleton.

Johnson is slated to announce his decision on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 PM.