Lovie Smith and the Illinois Fighting Illini appeared to have a great shot at landing a four-star defensive playmaker, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Devodrick Johnson (TX) ended his recruitment on Sunday by re-commiting to Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker is rated as the nation’s No. 320 overall player by 247Sports.
Johnson has additional Power 5 scholarship offers from California, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Purdue, and Texas Tech.