Why former Arizona commit Montrell Johnson Jr. signed with Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Johnson is an ex-Arizona commit who decommitted from the Wildcats on Dec. 13, after coach Kevin Sumlin was fired at the end of an 0-5 season. At the time, Johnson cited “uncertainty” over “who the next coach will be.”
The product of De La Salle High in New Orleans wass the second former Arizona commit to pledge to UL, joining KC Ossai, an inside linebacker from Oak Ridge High in Conroe, Texas.
Johnson also became the third running back to commit to the Cajuns, along with Carencro High’s Kendrell Williams and Many High’s Terrence Williams. UL loses its top two running backs from 2020, Elijah Mitchell and Trey Ragas, both of whom have declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
“I chose ULL because they have a great football program. They finished top 25 in the nation last season for the first time ever,” Johnson told The Daily Advertiser. “I also believe that ULL can develop me as a football player and as a young man.”
Johnson signed Wednesday.
Before committing to Arizona he also was offered last year by Vanderbilt, Duke, Kansas, Tulane, Arkansas State, UL Monroe, North Texas and McNeese.
Johnson received his first offer from Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls soon followed. Tennessee, Colorado, Virginia, Louisiana Tech and South Alabama all offered in 2019.
The Cajuns originally offered him in April.
Johnson is the No. 48 running back recruit nationally and No. 31 prospect in Louisiana, according to 247Sports.