ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan football added to a loaded wide receiver corps Wednesday as four-star recruit Cornelius Johnson signed with the Wolverines.
Johnson is the No. 39 wide receiver in the country, the No. 2 player from Connecticut and the No. 256 overall recruit nationally, according to 247 Sports.
Johnson is an Army All-American with the combination of size and speed Jim Harbaugh has been looking for the last few years. He is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds and ran a 4.58-second 40-meter dash and a 4.13-second shuttle.
Michigan has a trio of excellent wide receivers entering their junior years next season: Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black and Nico Collins. Johnson gives the Wolverines more depth at the position and a potential No. 1 target for the future.
The Wolverines landed three wide receivers in the 2019 class, including four-star Giles Jackson and three-star Quintel Kent. Speed is an obvious priority for Michigan in this group.
Johnson had scholarship offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford and several other schools.
The 2018 Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year and two-time all-state selection!
Welcome to Michigan, Cornelius Johnson! @CorneliusNation
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