Amidst what has been a relatively quiet summer thus far for Georgia Tech in terms of recruiting, they had a major win on Wednesday morning when they secured the commitment of high-profile Jacksonville OL Jordan Johnson.
I am committed to the university of Georgia Tech.— KeltonJordanJohnson™ (@3rdJohnsonboy) July 8, 2015
university of Georgia Tech
Well..we'll work on that.
Correction: I'm committed to Georgia institute of technology lol— KeltonJordanJohnson™ (@3rdJohnsonboy) July 8, 2015
There ya go.
Johnson commits to Georgia Tech over a slew of big-time offers, including those from Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, LSU, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and more. He's rated the #21 offensive guard in the country by both Rivals (5.7 three-star) and 247Sports (.8647 three-star) for the class of 2016, and he joins Trysten Hill as Georgia Tech's second offensive line commitment, as well as the second commitment from Florida. His commitment comes a little bit out of the blue, as his original plan was to wait until National Signing Day to announce, and he was thought to be favoring Rutgers. Just last night, he tweeted that he would graduate in December and enroll early wherever he decided to go, and shortly thereafter that he would be committing upon waking up this morning.
One other awesome nugget from his Twitter feed was this knowledge bomb he dropped in response to someone (a Rutgers fan) who criticized his desire to play in Georgia Tech's offense:
Who ever said anything about NFL aspirations lol I'm not even in college yet https://t.co/nIrNED5FYT— KeltonJordanJohnson™ (@3rdJohnsonboy) July 8, 2015
I think I like this guy already.
A quick look at Johnson's film shows that he'll fit extremely well into Georgia Tech's offense. He's a very adept run blocker, both in terms of ability and technique. At 6'4", 270lbs, Johnson moves extremely well, showing impressive athleticism when pulling. The other thing that was immediately apparent was his high motor and drive as he was continually blocking through to the whistle.
Congratulations to Jordan Johnson and the coaching staff on this commitment!
Excited to have Johnson on board? Like what you see in his film?