DITR: OL Raymond Johnson, Ocean Springs High School (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

Raymond Johnson is a 6’3, 270 pound monster offensive lineman within the 2026 class. He’s able to play anywhere on the offensive line and dominate. He has heavy hands that can lock out defenders, without drawing penalties, a quick kick that allows him to stay in front of rushers and a polished pass protection, which allows him to face more refined defenders. He reminds me a lot of Texas RT Christian Jones, because of his ability to meet defenders and always stay moving. Johnson should be a monster addition for whatever college program that offers him.

Starting with his hands. Johnson is very wise about how he uses his hands. When run-blocking, he uses them to seal away the defender, which helps create a massive hole for the ball-carrier to run through. He’s very wise about not grabbing the defender, and is a skilled enough blocker to not need to hold. In pass-protection, his heavy hands help to annihilate the rushers first step, making them off balance and giving Johnson the upper hand. This allows him to remove counter and swim-move rushes from a defenders ‘pass-rush bag’, because those moves all require good balance.

On top of his hand usage, Johnson constantly is in motion when blocking. This helps him ward off rushers with a high-motor and beat defenders who try to use spin moves. His 40-speed might not be off the charts, but his side-to-side and 10-yard speed are definitely in a high percentile, among his class.

His side-to-side speed is actually why his kick is so good. He’s able to fire out of his stance and stay in front of potential rushers throughout the entire series. This helps keep his quarterback clean and frustrate defenders. His quick release could also cause defenders to jump off-sides, in an attempt to beat him off the line.

Someone his size shouldn’t be able to move side-to-side so effortlessly, but he does. When coupling this with his hand usage, he’s able to shut down practically any edge rusher. His violent hands force the defender out of the play, and his movement allows him to keep the defender out of the play. Johnson is truly a skilled blocker, who has the potential to completely derail a defensive scheme.

Johnson is a member of the 2026 class. Although he has another two years left, colleges will need to start to pay attention to Johnson. He has the size to play almost anywhere on the offensive line, and is more refined in both the pass and run game than most offensive linemen in the 2024 class. Over the next two years, every major institution will want to have Johnson on their watchlist.

Below is a QnA between Johnson and Myself:

What is your height and weight?

6’3 265.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

Bad seizures.

What are your biggest accomplishments?

I don’t have one yet.

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

Trent Williams because I crafted my game after him.

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

To start a business.

What is your GPA?

My GPA is a 3.1.

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

It’s something I’ve always loved doing.

Do you have any offers, if so where?

Not yet.

Do you play any other sports, if so which ones?

Track and field.

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

I’m a good swimmer.

Do you like pass blocking or run blocking more?

Pass blocking.

What side of the line do you feel more comfortable on?

Both feel natural.

What is your primary position on the offensive line (LT, LG, OC, RG, RT)?

My primary position is LG.

What is your 40 speed, 10-yard speed, Broad, Vert, Shuttle, ETC

5.3 40 4.5 shuttle.

What is your dream school to play for in college?

My dream school is Ole Miss.

What are your current football goals?

Play college ball.

What’s something you’re working to improve ?

My mind set.

What is a strength you have in the game?

My football IQ.