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Wisconsin in top six for four-star lineman Rodas Johnson

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The Badgers are in good standing for the Columbus standout.

The Wisconsin Badgers are still in contention for a four-star lineman from Columbus, Ohio.

Rodas Johnson released his top-six list on Monday, announcing that Wisconsin, Texas, Penn State, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Duke all made the cut.

Johnson took an official visit to Wisconsin the weekend of June 15. That trip coincided with other official visits from UW commits Julius Davis and Leo Chenal, along with previously uncommitted targets Semar Melvin, Gio Paez, Nick Henrich, Etinosa Reuben, and Lance Dixon. Melvin and Paez verbally pledged to Wisconsin shortly thereafter, while Henrich (Nebraska), Reuben (Clemson), and Dixon (Penn State) all committed to other programs.

Both ESPN and Rivals list Johnson, from St. Francis De Sales High School in Columbus, as an offensive lineman, while 247Sports designates him as a defensive tackle. Here is the full breakdown of his rankings:

  • 247Sports (composite): Four stars; .9013 rating; No. 298 player in nation; No. 19 DT; No. 7 player in Ohio
  • 247Sports (standalone): Three stars; 87 rating; No. 590 player in nation; No. 37 DT; No. 21 player in Ohio
  • ESPN: Four stars; 80 rating; No. 291 player in nation; No. 13 OG; No. 23 regional; No. 9 player in Ohio
  • Rivals: Four stars; 5.8 rating; No. 173 player in nation; No. 11 OG: No. 5 player in Ohio

Along with Johnson’s top six schools, 247Sports lists other offers from Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and others. Johnson noted 27 offers altogether in a recent tweet.

For what it’s worth, Wisconsin currently is favored in the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, with the Badgers receiving six votes coming at the end of June. That was before Johnson was offered by the Longhorns on July 27.