LSU Gold
Position
Cornerback
Height
6'0
Weight
180
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
St. Louis, Mo.
High School
De Smet Jesuit HS
Previous School
Ohio State

Ohio State transfer who joined the Tigers in January of 2023 … Appeared in 15 games with 5 starts in 2 years with the Buckeyes … Tallied 22 tackles, including 20 as a redshirt freshman in 2022 … Coached in high school by LSU cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples … Name is Jakailin Johnson but goes by JK.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2022 at Ohio State)
Appeared in 13 games, starting 5 times at cornerback … Starts came against Wisconsin, Rutgers, Iowa, Penn State, and Northwestern … Recorded 20 tackles of them being solo … Had career-best 5 tackles in win over Northwestern … Had 4 tackles in September win over Wisconsin.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021 at Ohio State)
Made 2 appearances with no starts … Saw action against Minnesota and Akron … Had 1 tackle in each of those games … Redshirted after a shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Standout defensive back for De Smet High School in St. Louis … Rated with 4-stars by every major recruiting organization … Ranked the No. 1 player in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Super 30 preseason countdown and the consensus top-ranked player in the state of Missouri for the Class of 2021 … Ranked Top 50 nationally … Had breakout season as a junior in 2020, recording 42 tackles and 7 interceptions, including a pair in the 6A state title game against Joplin … Had 27 tackles and 2 interceptions as a sophomore … Also competed in the 200 meters and the 4×100 and 4×200 relay in track … Coached in high school by current LSU cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples.

JK Johnson’s Career Highs (at Ohio State)
Tackles: 5 vs. Northwestern, 2022
Tackles for loss: 0
Interceptions: 0

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