Ohio's top-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, and one of Ohio State's best senior signees, was honored Friday night for his work on the field this season.
Paris Johnson Jr. was named as this year's Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year, an award that honors the best lineman in the nation. The award was named after Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Muñoz, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals for 13 seasons. Johnson is from Cincinnati.
A five-star offensive lineman from Princeton High School, Johnson is the No. 1-ranked offensive tackle in America and is the nation's No. 7-rated overall recruit in the class. Johnson is one of the rocks of the Buckeyes' recruiting class and one who stayed true to his commitment to Ohio State even after Urban Meyer retired.
“Paris Johnson, the No. 1 tackle in America, he's been with us all along,” Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day said Dec. 18 at the beginning of the Early Signing Period. “He helped us in recruiting. He and his mom Monica were a huge part of this thing. I owe them everything because they've kind of kept this thing together for us. They've been a huge part of it, and he's going to have an unbelievable career here."