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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Lonnie Johnson postpones announcement

By Brad Bournival

Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) announced Monday that he would commit to a school on Friday. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver decided to hold off on a commitment for a little while.

His uncle and coach Jason Johnson confirmed the postponement saying it was a little early in the process for the athlete to announce.

Johnson has offers from Bowling Green, Illinois and Ohio State in pocket right now and interest from Ball State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon and Purdue.

He had been considered a heavy Buckeyes lean after calling the offer from Ohio State a dream come true and one he had been waiting for since he was 12.

The Buckeyes are still very much in the fold, but Johnson has decided to wait on a decision.

Recruited as an athlete, Johnson is being looked at as a wide receiver by most schools.

The junior caught 31 passes for 777 yards and added 13 touchdowns this season. As a defensive back, he had 29 tackles, eight pass break-ups and six interceptions.