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Colorado has added quite a few talented skill position players to its 2019 football recruiting class lately.
On Thursday, the Buffaloes added some muscle in the trenches.
Cam’Ron Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive lineman from Shadow Creek High School in Pearland, Tex., announced his verbal commitment on Thursday evening.
Johnson, the 15th player to commit to CU for 2019, has been rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com.
“When I went up there for the first time (in June), I automatically fell in love with it because it’s just beautiful up there and the coach staff, it’s just a very family friendly home,” he said. “I knew where I wanted to go, but I had to sit down with my parents and talk about it. I already knew I wanted to go there as soon as I visited.”
Johnson was one of more than a dozen players to take an official visit to CU the weekend of June 22. So far, six players from that visit have committed .
“The recruits that I went up on my official with are amazing players,” Johnson said. “It’s just amazing that those players that are so good now, I’m going to be building with as teammates next year when I go off to Colorado.”
CU’s now had seven players commit in the past month, with the others being five defensive backs and running back Jaren Mangham. This is the third consecutive day CU’s had a player commit.
Johnson is the fourth offensive lineman in this class, joining Highlands Ranch’s Austin Johnson, Eaglecrest’s Jake Wiley and Valentin Senn of Austria.
In high school, Johnson has played guard and tackle and he said he could be play either spot at CU. He’s planning to sign his letter of intent in December and graduate in May.
Johnson has 18 total offers and said he had narrowed his list to CU, Arizona and Tulsa. He was planning to take other official visits this fall, but has now decided not to do that.
“I already know where I want to go, so there’s no point in going on officials,” he said. “I already know I want to go to Colorado.”
Johnson said having so many others commit has been a benefit, with the group already building a bond.
“It’s just amazing seeing who my future teammates will be and how good of athletes they are,” he said. “Then you can create that connection.”
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