3-star Florida DB decommits from Rutgers
Greg Schiano’s first full recruiting class since reclaiming his head coaching title at Rutgers has taken a hit.
On Saturday afternoon, 3-star defensive back Steffan Johnson announced his decision to decommit from Rutgers and evaluate his options. He initially gave his commitment to the Scarlet Knights back in May, but will now reconsider all opportunities on the table.
Johnson made his announcement with a post on Twitter.
“First off I want to thank everyone who has helped me throughout this process especially God, my family and my coaches,” Johnson wrote. “Thank you to the entire Rutgers coaching staff for recruiting me. I don’t take the opportunity lightly, but after a long talk with my family I’d like to decommit.”
Per 247Sports, Johnson is a 6-foot, 160-pound cornerback out of Venice, Florida. He ranks as one of the top 150 cornerbacks and top 200 prospects out of Florida in the 2021 recruiting class.
Johnson recently received an offer from Michigan State, bringing his offer total up to 11. In addition to the two B1G programs, Johnson has received interest from Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, USF, Virginia and Western Kentucky.
He also has a handful of FCS offers.
Last season at Venice High School, Johnson was credited with 30 tackles and 3 pass break-ups. Rutgers is now down to 21 pledges in the 2021 class with Johnson’s decommitment.