Johnson took official visits to UW and California the past two weekends but committed to the Huskies on Tuesday.
"He felt very comfortable at the school on his visit, he really liked the campus and the area. He liked the academic reputation as well as the football program. I think the main thing was just his comfort level. Jaylen felt comfortable with the staff and knows he'll be taken care of and that was enough for him."
Johnson played middle linebacker for Centennial this past season although his natural position is at defensive end. He made the move for depth purposes as the team was deep along the line but graduated all their ‘backers the year before.
Johnson has a very good frame at about 6-3, 240 pounds, runs well and is very physical. He's a tough kid with a motor and is a great leader. When you combine his physical tools with his work ethic off the field, he has a chance to be a difference maker for the Huskies early in his career.