Recruiting: Lafayette Christian’s Ju’Juan Johnson commits to Colorado

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One of the more highly regarded 2024 football prospects in Louisiana, Lafayette Christian’s Ju’Juan Johnson, has committed to Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes.

The four-star athlete had offers from LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Ole Miss, Penn State, Michigan State, Florida State, Florida, Oregon and Texas A&M. He cited the fact that Sanders would allow him to play on both sides of the ball in college.

The 5-11, 178-pound Johnson is the fifth overall rated prospect in Louisiana for 2024 and the No. 21 ranked cornerback in the country. Only Warren Easton’s Wallace Foster, who has committed to LSU for 2024, is rated higher at the position in the state in their class.

Johnson lined up at quarterback at Lafayette Christian last season, throwing for 3,976 yards with 43 scoring passes, while adding 1,284 yards on the ground with 17 more touchdowns. He threw for 347 yards and ran for 238 in a 52-48 loss to St. Thomas More in the Division II Select state title game.

LAGNIAPPE: With Alabama losing their defensive coordinator Pete Golding to Ole Miss, a marquee spot opened on Nick Saban’s staff. A familiar face has emerged as the favorite to fill that role.

Kevin Steele, who turns 65 years old in March, was the defensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide in 2007 and 2008. He returned in 2013 and 2014 to work with the linebackers. Steele was the LSU defensive coordinator in 2015.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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