Michigan State Makes Updated Top-5 for ’21 CB Steffan Johnson

McLain Moberg

The Michigan State Spartans landed in the top-5 for a 2021 cornerback out of Venice, Florida, Wednesday afternoon.

Three-star cornerback Steffan Johnson released the schools he is interested in via Twitter, including Virginia, Marshall, FAU, and Tennessee State.

The five schools are an updated list from mid-August, when Johnson announced Rutgers (the school he committed to and decommitted from), Florida Atlantic, FIU, USF, and the Spartans were his final choices.

His original tweet has since been deleted and replaced.

The 6-foot-0, 160-pound defensive back is a SI All-American candidate with substantial confidence "in his ability to play the run, as he just does not seem to have the full-time feel in coverage at cornerback due to versatility. He is an all-around athlete that consistently makes plays and should continue to improve over time."

"It appears he will likely get time as a cornerback at the college level and has the raw tools to find success there, but he is dynamic and leaves plenty of options for college coaches. 

"He could be an offensive threat, as well. He should have another big season at Venice HS this fall."

In 2019, Johnson received snaps at quarterback and cornerback, playing both sides of the ball for Venice High School – leading them to an 8-5 record, reaching the 7A state semifinals.

2021 Michigan State Commits

  • East Lansing (Mich.) High 3-star offensive tackle Ethan Boyd
  • St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High 4-star offensive guard Geno VanDeMark
  • Warren Mott (Mich.) High 3-star strong-side defensive end Tyson Watson
  • Venice (Fla.) High 3-star cornerback Charles Brantley
  • Glenville (Ohio) High 3-star safety Michael Gravely
  • Scotlandville Magnet (L.A.) High 3-star safety Jah'von Grigsby
  • All Saints Episcopal (Texas) High 3-star quarterback Hampton Fay
  • Loyola (Mich.) High 3-star defensive tackle Derrick Harmon
  • Pearl-Cohn (T.N.) High 3-star defensive end Alex Okelo
  • DeMatha Catholic (Md.) High 3-star cornerback Antoine Booth
  • Oak Park (Mich.) High 3-star running back Davion Primm
  • St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High 3-star running back Audric Estime
  • North Forney (Texas) High 3-star tight end Kameron Allen
  • Hun School (N.J.) High 3-star offensive guard Kevin Wigenton
  • ProKick Australia unranked punter Mark Vassett

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Edwin Weathersby II
Edwin Weathersby II

Johnson plays a lot of QB for his HS team, but has some tape as an off-alignment, bail-technique CB. It'll take some patience for a college DB coach, but he flashes good traits to develop.


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