It appears Paris Johnson Jr. will bring immediate physical adequacy to the tackle position at the next level.
Paris Johnson Jr., an Ohio State 2020 offensive tackle commit and a high school senior at St. Xavier High School – soon to be Princeton High School – displayed why SEC schools are doing all they can to challenge his Ohio State commitment this spring and summer.
At the Opening Regionals in Nashville on Sunday morning, he posted combine numbers that are similar to those shown at the NFL Combine.
Paris Johnson Jr testing:— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) May 19, 2019
6-7/290/5.07 40/4.53 shuttle/32.5 vert
Ohio state commit. Freak numbers.
To translate the abbreviated tweet from CBS Sports' Barton Simmons, Johnson measured in at 6-foot-7, 290 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 seconds, ran the shuttle in 4.53 seconds and jumped 32.5 inches for his vertical jump.
His 40-yard dash would have tied Mississippi State's Shaq Calhoun for ninth among offensive linemen in the NFL Combine this year, while his 20-yard shuttle would have tied Penn State's Ryan Bates and N.C. State's Garrett Bradbury for fifth. His vertical leap would have tied Ohio State's own Michael Jordan for fifth as well.
Johnson is competing for the right to appear in The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas, on June 30-July 3, and it seems that those numbers alone could get him there. Johnson Darrion Henry and Jaheim Thomas are all competing in Nashville after missing The Opening Regionals in Massillon on March 31.