RB Storm Johnson commits to Miami Hurricanes

Storm Johnson landed nicely after LSU reneged on him this summer. The Loganville tailback committed to Miami on Sunday.

Storm Johnson landed nicely after LSU reneged on him this summer. The Loganville tailback committed to Miami on Sunday.

It was only fitting that a guy named Storm would end up a Hurricane.

Storm Johnson, a Loganville tailback and one of the top rushers in the state, committed to the University of Miami on Sunday. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior made the decision without ever seeing the Hurricanes’ Coral Gables campus. He’ll do that during an official visit on Dec. 12.

“I just felt like they were the top of my list,” said Johnson, who transferred to Loganville High from Buford over the summer. “I got along well with the coaches. I like my running backs coach and head coach Randy Shannon. Education-wise, it’s a private school and will be a great education. . . . When I go down there that will be just icing on the cake.”

Johnson said he chose Miami over Michigan State and Oregon, in that order. Florida State, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina and N.C. State also were recruiting him.

Johnson originally committed to LSU in late June only to have the Tigers rescind the scholarship offer a short time later.

“Everything happens for a reason,” he said. “I’m happy with my choice.”

Johnson will graduate from high school early and enroll at Miami in January. He hopes to earn early playing time for the Hurricanes.

“I love the depth chart,” he said. “They have three people leaving. One of the two coming back will be a senior. Basically they just need tailbacks. So I’m going in there early to try to work my way up into a playing spot.”

Johnson has been one of the top scorers in the state this season. He has recorded 24 touchdowns, including 22 rushing and two on kickoff returns. For the season he has rushed for 1,406 yards on 226 carries. He’s also had five receptions for 102 yards.

This past Friday, Johnson had 106 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to Rockdale County.

87 comments Add your comment

Cody Getz

November 1st, 2009
6:02 pm

Congrats Storm for jumping on your last good offer. You’ll fit in well at the U with your attitude.

collegeballfan

November 1st, 2009
6:26 pm

This is the last thing we Tech fans needed to hear.

Rodney Dangerfield

November 1st, 2009
6:53 pm

Time to play some “whipple” ball. Good luck at da U!

David

November 1st, 2009
6:57 pm

Paddy

November 1st, 2009
7:09 pm

collegeball fan… if I where you I would not worry. You have CPJ, thay have Shannon. The scales are already starting to tip to your favor.

Nilo Silvan

November 1st, 2009
7:46 pm

Good luck to him. GT fans should not be that worried about this one though.

love.bama

November 1st, 2009
7:47 pm

GREAT CHOICE!!!!! Go Storm. Let your haters motivate you.

RomeDawg

November 1st, 2009
7:47 pm

I have heard the “rumors” of him being a “ME” player, but he has to have more ability than we currently have in Athens. I can’t help but wonder if he couldn’t have helped. I hope we didn’t just miss out. Good luck Storm, do what you have to do to prove the naysayers wrong. I hope like heck you rush for 300 against Tech!

Dan Marino

November 1st, 2009
7:50 pm

Congrats to Johnson. I do not know why so many adults seem to dislike you, but I wish you success at Miami.

bee shabazz

November 1st, 2009
8:06 pm

Good choice Storm! The U will prepare U for the league plus you’ll leave The U with a college degree because the players there actually do graduate.

Loganville Red Devil

November 1st, 2009
8:48 pm

You’ve been a great player for us. Miami is a great choice. Blow them away, Storm!

Jags

November 1st, 2009
8:53 pm

Good Luck Storm. I agree how fitting that you would become a Hurricane.

TXDawg

November 1st, 2009
8:53 pm

Last good offer?? I guess the Oregon offer was chopped liver, huh??

Wolfman Jack

November 1st, 2009
9:34 pm

Have fun playing in Boise in December. Best of Luck

Ali Allah Ackbar

November 1st, 2009
9:36 pm

Have fun losing to CPJ four times in your career. You think that a RB with those kind of stats, the state schools would offer. I mean even the Mutts didn’t pursue him, what’s up with that?

virgilshouse

November 1st, 2009
9:37 pm

GOOD MOVE GOING TO LOGANVILLE .it was hard for storm to shine with a superrior player in front of him at buford in Getz……no comparing getz to storm one was a winer and the other….. not

hammer

November 1st, 2009
9:38 pm

A Storm will be blowing in Miami. What a great running back name. Good Luck.

GTfan

November 1st, 2009
10:02 pm

If it were Lane Kiffin at Miami, he would say “Your name is Storm? Then it is destiny that you play at Miami!”

hop

November 1st, 2009
10:07 pm

another top player in georgia going out of state,this is why we are losing so many games.
georgia cannot get the very top players in the state of georgia.

Storm Debris

November 1st, 2009
10:08 pm

Welcome to The U. I am willing to share the name if your produce. Go Canes!

CRAZYTRADEMAN

November 1st, 2009
11:08 pm

Storm is a good player but he is nothing to worry about for GT fans. He couldnt even beat out a 5′7″ Getz at Buford. If he doesnt start at Miami by his soph year he’s the type that will transfer out to somewhere like j’ville state.

Paul From Milton

November 1st, 2009
11:23 pm

Way to keep it klassy Tech Fan. Someday you may even learn how to win and lose with grace and perspective.

Starring Peter Graves as Capt. Over

November 1st, 2009
11:57 pm

Good luck to the young man. Apply yourself & make sure to get the degree.

Mr.Spock

November 2nd, 2009
12:01 am

Buford folks sure do talk a lot of trash. I can see why he transferred. Good Luck Mr. Johnson @ “Da U”

Ali Allah Ackbar

November 2nd, 2009
12:20 am

Miami is Georgia Tech’s bitch. Congrats, they won this year for the first time in five years. With Storm at RB, it’ll five more years before another W for the U.

Damn theButcher

November 2nd, 2009
12:47 am

You GA Tech Fools…. If PJ continues to coach the way he has and he probably will… Some other school with the big bucks will come calling and GA Tech won’t be able to pay him. Next season will probably be his last at Tech…. So learn to love it.

Damn theButcher

November 2nd, 2009
12:48 am

Somebody tell the AJC that the time has changed. It is now 11:49 and not 12:49

Red Devil

November 2nd, 2009
3:10 am

Don’t pay attention to the still Buford Haters. OMG,get over it. The U is for U Storm.

Paddy

November 2nd, 2009
7:31 am

David…last good offer??? All the offers are the same. It has been that way for many years. Bear Bryant made sure that rule had to be changed.

JustaThought

November 2nd, 2009
7:56 am

Oh you Tech guys are really getting cocky……………

Storm's Daddy

November 2nd, 2009
8:23 am

Suck it losers. Storm is too good for your school.

The Wolves

November 2nd, 2009
8:46 am

Let’s see…..back to back state champs currently and the third is only a short time away. Kind of hard to believe Windbag would be too good for our school.

darold sims

November 2nd, 2009
9:13 am

Welcome to the U. To Ackbar ,Miami kicked GT a s. Game wasnt even close,95yrds rushing. Storm you made a great choice and will you have a chance to play with a great QB,Good luck.

KD

November 2nd, 2009
9:25 am

Ialways heard from the Buford people that Storm’s father is a nut case, I have never heard the reason as to why LSU pulled there offer.

The Dogfighter Returns

November 2nd, 2009
9:27 am

the puppies are done for the next five years. all talk no action.

GO CANES

November 2nd, 2009
9:39 am

Storm Johnson is now the second Pre-Season All-State player to leave Gerogia for Miami. The first was Tyrone Cornileus, the standout LB from Stephenson HS. This kid can flat-out fly. He committed back in August. The history about these players is that, they played their very first year of football together as five year olds. That team won the Championship that year for Central Dekalb Youth Fooball Association. They continued to play together on numerous tournament and all-stars teams throughout their youth football years. These kids know how to win and have always been successfull on and off the field. Both are honor students with GPAs over 3.0 and are sceduled to graduate early. Miami got a super great deal in securing commitments from these two outstanding student athelets. Georgia and Georgia Tech missed out on these two great ones.

What

November 2nd, 2009
9:40 am

Buford Fans move on Storm has. He don’t want to be at your school and thats OK .He dont have to go to school there. STOP hating ALL OFFERS are GOOD OFFERS. DONT GET IT TWISTED PEOPLE.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

November 2nd, 2009
10:04 am

Good fit for the U. Now why did LSU pull their offer?

TONY MATTHEWS

November 2nd, 2009
10:10 am

Storm show them all what a winner is made off. Good luck at Miami.

bee shabazz

November 2nd, 2009
10:51 am

Ackbar, what BIG TIME RB wants to go to THE INSTITUTE a become a FB or a wingback or is it A-BACK or B-BACK, either way the CHICKEN WING-T OFFENSE does not prepare U for the LEAGUE.

hater254

November 2nd, 2009
11:02 am

storm all i can wonder is if ur ego will fit in miami or if u will lose ur scholorship agian cause u commited to a place like lsu that said didn’t even remember offering u

Hate Finder

November 2nd, 2009
11:09 am

Whatever Hater254…

Coach Boo

November 2nd, 2009
11:26 am

Congratulations to you and your family Storm! Go get ‘em at The U, and holla if you need anything. Much love!

Gerald Ball

November 2nd, 2009
12:52 pm

Walker, Texas Ranger:

LSU never actually pulled their offer. Instead, they wanted Johnson to wait until they heard from a couple of 5 star guys that they are recruiting. As LSU already has one 5 star RB, they would be less likely to commit with Johnson coming on board. Even had LSU gotten their RBs, they would have signed Johnson. However, they probably would have tried to sell him on the merits of playing another position (i.e that OLB/safety hybrid position in that John Chavis defense), or they would have gotten him to grayshirt, or they may have even simply had him wait until after signing day when they already had their letters of intent from the 5 star RBs in hand.

But Johnson is smarter than the average bear and so is his father (which is precisely why the Buford contingent and so many of the “fans” on this site hate his guts, and why they also can’t stand Carver-Columbus’ high school coach … they can’t stand players who stand up for themselves and have savvy involved high school coaches or fathers, because they want the programs to be able to grab and throw away whoever they choose). Instead of waiting until February hoping for an LSU spot, or instead of gray-shirting, Johnson is going to a place where his spot is guaranteed. If he is the fraud that Buford people insist, well gee won’t that “private school education” come in just as handy as Cody Getz’ Air Force education. And if Johnson ISN’T a fraud, he will get playing time as a true freshman.

Johnson and his father know how to play the game, and that is precisely why so many people, especially people who aren’t from Buford, hate his guts. They prefer the naive types that are willing to be used and thrown away. And Buford people: would Storm Johnson have an offer from Miami had he sat behind 2 star Cody Getz? Of course not. You guys are trashing a kid and his father for caring about his own future than winning your program a state title, as if you guys don’t have like a dozeon of those already.

Now it is a valid question why Georgia and Georgia Tech didn’t offer the kid. My guess is that it would have harmed their relationship with Buford, who would have worked to impede future athletes from going to either. Seeing how the Buford folks are acting, that is extremely likely. But out of state schools could care less about Buford, who isn’t exactly Concord De La Salle, Mater Dei, Evangel Prep, etc. so there you go.

Ali Allah Ackbar

November 2nd, 2009
12:57 pm

bee shabazz, Tell me how many players from the U got drafted last year? Keep on living on your past because your present and future looks bleak.

Ali Allah Ackbar

November 2nd, 2009
1:08 pm

Mr Ball, It’s about Storm and his daddy’s attitude. If it were more pleasant, I don’t think so many people would care and would probably be happy for his good fortune.

deron

November 2nd, 2009
2:32 pm

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deron

November 2nd, 2009
2:42 pm

Ali Allah Ackbar, are you seriously sick, your program has never been part of the national stage, ever okay, dude so STFU with all your BS. Your a clown, you couldn’t hold storm’s jock, be gone hater.

Buford1

November 2nd, 2009
2:50 pm

Buford has been in two Herbstreit challenges and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation as far as high school teams. Buford holds the state record for most consecutive wins. Buford has 5 of the last 8 football championships I guess you’re right Deron…Buford has NEVER been a part of the national stage…fool.

CPJ LOST TO SHANNON

November 2nd, 2009
2:55 pm

lol at “dont worry tech fans, you have paul johnson and they have randy shannon”. who won by 2 tds? the gators took georgias best back and the U took the second best. you cant even keep your best talent in state.