A 4-star cornerback has backed off his pledge to Ohio State.

Dijon Johnson, who had been committed to the Buckeyes since April 17, issued a statement to On3 announcing his decomitment from OSU:

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First and foremost I would like to thank the man above for putting me in the position that I’m in today, without him there isn’t a Dijon Johnson.

Secondly, I want to thank everyone at The Ohio State University for their time and effort of recruiting me. I am thankful for the relationships that I’ve built over the past year especially with Coach Alford, Coach Walton and the players.

Lastly after long talks with my family I’ve decided that it’s best for me to decommit from The Ohio State University and I will be re-opening my recruitment. I look forward to the journey of finding my new home!

The news comes from Johnson, a standout of Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida, after visiting a program close to home. Johnson was at Florida this weekend.

Listed at 6-1, 190 pounds, Johnson is rated the No. 10 cornerback, No. 20 Sunshine State product and No. 93 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2023 on the 247Sports Composite. He has picked up 37 scholarship offers.

Ohio State still has 19 commitments in a 2023 class ranked No. 2 nationally on the Composite.