Devodrick Johnson is a three-star athlete from Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas. On June 30, announced his top ten schools "as of now."
Along with Missouri, Johnson lists Arizona, California, Houston, Illinois, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, TCU, and Texas Tech in his tentative top ten. Johnson received his offer from Missouri on May 12 and received his first offer from a school on his top ten from Texas Tech on April 19. Johnson's recruitment has heated up as of late; he went from holding zero offers in late March to currently holding twenty.
Johnson was able to trim his list down to ten and 247Sports predicts Texas A&M as the current favorite. Scout also views Johnson as having greater interest in Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.
As a multi-position athlete at Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas, Johnson has played quarterback, free safety, outside linebacker, and strong safety. Johnson is listed at 6'0, 179 pounds on ESPN and 247 but 6'3, 215 pounds on Rivals so while Johnson reports being recruited as a linebacker it's likely Missouri is recruiting him as a safety. Johnson is being recruited by position coach Ryan Walters.
Missouri does not currently hold any safety commits in the class of 2017. The Tigers will likely see little change in the defensive backfield following the 2016 season as they have zero scholarship safeties set to graduate. Barry Odom and Ryan Walters brought Dallas safety DeMarkus Acy out of Dallas last year and would love to bolster the secondary with another hard-hitting defender in 2017.
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