JK Johnson


Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 179
  • Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
  • Last School De Smet
  • Year 2nd Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @6ixflavorz
Instagram: @jakailin

Briefly in 2022

• Three Solo Tackles vs. Arkansas

Ohio State Overview
• Jakailin – JK – is in his second season with the program and has four years of eligibility
• He worked through a rehab assignment during the 2021 campaign, but did see his first collegiate action in the win over Akron

More on JK
• JK was a member of the 2021 Ohio State recruiting class
• He was a four-star prospect by every major recruiting service as a high school senior
• The No. 1 player in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Super 30 preseason countdown and the consensus top-ranked player in the state of Missouri
• A top 50-ranked overall player nationally
• Continues the pipeline from the St. Louis area to Columbus that includes WR Kamryn Babb (Christian Brothers) and CB Cameron Brown (Christian Brothers), and that was started by Ezekiel Elliott
• In an abbreviated 2020 season, De Smet went 6-1 and played in the Class 6 championship game
• Had a breakout junior season in which he had 42 tackles and seven interceptions, including two in the Class 6 title game against Joplin
• Totaled 27 tackles and two INTs as a sophomore
• Also ran track at De Smet, competing in the 200 meters, 4×100 relay and 4×200 relay
• Mother is Zena Mabins, step-mother and father are Ashleigh and JD Johnson, respectively, and guardian is Kenny Moore