Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon four-star quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. will play his college football at Penn State.

The 2019 prospect chose the Nittany Lions over his other finalists in Florida State, Miami, N.C. State and Oregon State. He had 28 offers total.

Ranked by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite as the nation’s No. 6 dual-threat passer, the 6-foot-2 1/2, 192-pound Johnson has been silently committed to James Franklin and his staff for weeks.

“I think at the end of the day with Coach Franklin and what he has going on there, it’s really something special and I think they’re changing the game of college football,” Johnson said.

“It’s also a place where it’s not a football factory. It’s a place you can get a real degree and play football at a high level. That’s really, really big.”

Johnson was feeling Miami for much of the process but his official to Penn State on June 8 was a game-changer. He still took officials to see the Seminoles, Hurricanes and Wolfpack following that trip to Happy Valley, but didn’t get the same feeling he got in State College.

“I think that’s the place that fits me the best as far as players, the academics, head coach and position coach,” Johnson said.

Besides Franklin, Johnson built a relationship with Penn State assistants Ja'Juan Seider, Ricky Rahne and Tyler Bowen. He is commit No. 14 for this staff and the 11th to hold at least a four-star grade by the 247Sports Composite. He is the second quarterback in the fold joining Ta'Quan Roberson as PSU addresses a major need at the signal-caller position. This class rises from No. 16 to No. 13 in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings.

“I see a place where I can go in, I think the skill set fits me really well,” Johnson said. “I think that’s a place I can go in and be the player I can be. I think that offense really, really fits me.

“I also think I’m in a position to win a National Championship with the talent around me. Guys like Justin Shorter, Ricky Slade, the guys coming in on the defensive side, they’re really talented and that’s really, really big.”

Johnson will cap his prep career as a four-year varsity starter and has thrown for 5,565 yards and 69 touchdowns to just 15 interceptions to date. He has also rushed for 28 scores and has 4.6 laser-timed speed in the 40-yard dash.

This was more than a football decision for Johnson who is now ready to focus on his senior season.

“Academics are real big with Penn State,” he said. “I think everything there, whether it’s the football or academics or anything, everything is top notch. Everything is high level as far as the city, the resources in the city, it’s a college town. I really got along with the players and everything like that. I really like how hard they work and the mindset and motivation there."