Central Michigan continues to plant its footing within the state, picking up prospects that have been overlooked by the larger schools. For the 2018 class, CMU already had six commitments before LaQuan Johnson made his announcement on Wednesday.
Johnson's recruitment process didn't begin until June 10, when Toledo was the first MAC program to offer the weak-side defensive end.
Two days later, it was the Chippewas who sought the talented lineman from Burton, Michigan. The senior led Bendle Senior High to the MHSAA Division 6 playoffs in 2015 and will look to bounce back from a 3-6 campaign last year.
The 6-foot-3, 230 pounder now joins a group consisted of three two-star talents, according to Rivals.com, including New Jersey quarterback George Pearson, who committed this past Sunday.
Johnson is the fourth recruit from the state of Michigan on CMU's 2018 list. Detroit King running back Eric McArn was the first to pledge back in early March.