Oct 12, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive line coach Larry Johnson during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan 43-40 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Ohio State Football Recruiting: Larry Johnson pivotal in the recruitment of Isaiah Prince

When Urban Meyer hired longtime Penn State assistant coach Larry Johnson away from the Nittany Lions, one of the attributes that we knew he was going to bring to the table in Columbus was the ability to help the program keep dominating on the recruiting trail.

Although the 2015 class got off to a slow start, things have started to pick up in the month of June and will only improve going forward.

One of the young men still on the list that could give this class a boost is four-star defensive tackle Isaiah Prince out of Maryland, who recently discussed just how pivotal Johnson has been in his own recruitment.

“Coach Johnson is really important in my recruitment,” Prince told cleveland.com in an interview Friday morning. “He’s a great coach, a good man and he takes care of his players on and off the field. I know he recruited some players from my area and he has a great reputation as a great coach.” 

So far, Johnson has done a great job of selling how much the Buckeyes could use a dominating defensive tackle such as Prince.

“We talked a lot about it,” Prince said. “They told me how much they need tackles. It is a great feeling to know that I could come in and have a great chance to play early at a great football program like Ohio State.” 


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