Ohio State landed its first recruit in nearly three months when four-star safety Tyreke Johnson committed to the school, adding another highly regarded recruit to the top 2018 class in the country.
A Jacksonville, Florida, native, Johnson is the fifth-ranked safety in the nation and the 38th-best prospect overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He joins five-star Jaiden Woodbey and four-star Josh Proctor as the third safety in the class. The Buckeyes have two cornerbacks, four-star Sevyn Banks and three-star Marcus Hooker, committed.
Johnson attends Trinity Christian Academy, the same high school as freshman cornerback and former five-star recruit Shaun Wade. He is the fourth Floridian in the class to commit to Ohio State.
Johnson is the first player in the 2018 class to pledge his services to the Buckeyes since junior college defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson Jr. committed on Sept. 12.