Xavier Johnson


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Summit Country Day
  • Year Sophomore

Ohio State Overview
• A versatile athlete, Xavier Johnson has made his mark both as a student and a football player in his three seasons as a Buckeye
• Johnson was a starter on special teams as a blocker on kick returns and punt block/return teams
• Versatile enough skills that he has been used to play on both offense (running back) and defense (cornerback) during his career

Off the field
• Johnson interned in the summer of 2019 with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Honors & Awards
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten

More on Xavier
• Exploring majors in management and industry
• Played for head coach Justin Isaacs at Summit County Day in Cincinnati
• Three-star prospect who turned down scholarship offers from a host of schools to walk-on at Ohio State
• A versatile playmaker who scored touchdowns in five different ways as a senior – rushing, receiving, kickoff return, punt return and interception return
• Caught 32 passes for 766 yards and eight touchdowns while also adding 623 rushing yards and 10 TDs as a senior
• Averaged 17.3 yards per carry
• Scored six TDs via either punt or kick returns and had a 99-yard “pick six”
• A four-year starter in basketball who was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder
• Is the son of Jeffrey and Juanita Johnson.