Five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. was caught off guard by Urban Meyer's retirement announcement on Tuesday, according to a report.
Ohio State's top-rated commitment in the 2020 class and the No. 10 player nationally was not told of the news beforehand and was "disappointed" and was "discussing his options moving forward with recruiting," his mother and high school head coach told WCPO Cincinnati on Tuesday.
But it seems the Buckeyes are attempting to smooth things over with their top-rated prospect, as Johnson is expected to visit campus to meet with the coaching staff on Friday, as first reported by Mark Givler of Rivals.com.
— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) December 5, 2018
Four-star offensive lineman Doug Nester has decided he will no longer enroll early following the news, but remains "committed right now" to Ohio State.