Austin Johnson, one of the state's top football prospects in the Class of 2019, has committed to the University of Colorado.
Johnson, a junior, announced his decision on Twitter:
— Austin Johnson#⃣6⃣4⃣ (@bigsalsa101) January 30, 2018
Listed at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Johnson is a guard and defensive tackle for Highlands Ranch.
In announcing his decision, Johnson wrote, in part, "No place like home!!!!!"
Johnson also plays basketball and participates in track as a thrower. He has played in 14 games for the Falcons' boys basketball team this winter as a forward.
He will have a new head coach for his senior season. Highlands Ranch hired former Smoky Hill and Montbello coach John Trahan earlier this month.