Michigan Commits Will Johnson, Kody Jones Named Pylon All-Americans
Pylon 7v7, the most competitive 7-on-7 circuit in the country, hosted its inaugural All-American Game at AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) in Arlington, Texas in January. Three Michigan signees participated in the event — JJ McCarthy, Junior Colson and Cristian Dixon.
Johnson and Jones now have an opportunity to follow in their footsteps.
A five-star cornerback from Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South, Johnson is the highest rated Michigan commit in the 2022 recruiting class. Johnson committed to Michigan over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC and a slew of other major programs last month.
Johnson was terrific as a junior, locking down his side of the field all season long and also making plays on the offensive side of the ball at wide receiver. Johnson plays for Sound Mind Sound Body’s Max Ex team on the 7v7 circuit and helped lead his team to the semifinals at Pylon Indianapolis over the weekend.
“It means a lot to follow up a lot of big-time players,” Johnson said. “It’s just an honor to have a chance to compete with a lot of top 7-on-7 players.”
At 6-foot-2, 182 pounds, Johnson is ranked as the No. 4 cornerback and No. 13 overall prospect in the country, per Rivals.com.
On the flip side of the coin, Jones, a four-star defensive back from Germantown (Tenn.) High, is a versatile prospect that was recruited to play both cornerback and safety in Ann Arbor. He ]picked U-M over offers from Auburn, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee and others in February.
Jones played exclusively at corner for PPA Memphis in Indianapolis and was one of the tournament’s top overall performers.
“It’s amazing to get the invitation,” Jones said. “It means a lot to have an opportunity to compete against the best in the country.”
At 6-foot, 180 pounds, Jones is ranked as the No. 17 safety in the country and No. 11 overall prospect in the state of Tennessee, per Rivals.com.
Johnson and Jones will both make their official visits to Michigan in June.
Michigan currently holds seven commitments and boasts the No. 11 recruiting class in the country.