LJ Johnson recruiting: Decision day for 4-star running back

Update: LJ Johnson announced on Wednesday that he will play college football at Texas A&M.


A significant number of college football recruits for the class of 2021 signed their national letters of intent in the Early Signing Period in December, but there are plenty of talented prospects announcing their decision on National Signing Day including running back LJ Johnson. Players in the 2021 class can sign on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and can do so anytime before the Aug. 1 deadline.

Let’s get to know a little more about Johnson and where he might end up. He is expected to make his decision on Wednesday.

LJ Johnson Recruiting bio

LJ Johnson is a four-star running back according to the 247Sports Composite player rankings and attends Cy-Fair High School in Cypress, Texas. He is ranked 45th nationally in the composite and is the fourth-highest ranked running back and No. 9 prospect from the state of Texas. He is 5-foot-10 and 204 pounds.

Offer list

Johnson has a massive FBS scholarship offer list, featuring some of the best teams across the country. According to 247Sports, the list includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Duke, FIU, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech and Washington State.

Top schools

Johnson trimmed his school list down to four on Sept. 1, and it included Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and LSU.


Where’s he headed?

LJ Johnson appears to be staying inside his home state, as 247Sports and Rivals are predicting the Texas A&M Aggies will land the talented running back. Jimbo Fischer continues to bring talented classes to College Station as Texas A&M ranks eighth in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings, which is fourth in the SEC. The Aggies did not sign a running back in the class of 2021, so this would be a key get for Texas A&M.