RB Storm Johnson transfers from Miami to Central Florida

Storm Johnson was one of Georgia's top running backs in the 2010 recruiting class (AP photo)

Storm Johnson was one of Georgia's top running backs in the 2010 recruiting class (AP photo)

One of Georgia’s top college football prospects from the Class of 2010 has decided on a new school.

Tailback Storm Johnson will transfer to Central Florida, reported the Orlando Sentinel on Friday. Johnson originally signed with Miami and played one season with the Hurricanes after starring at Loganville and Buford high schools.

“Yes sir, Storm committed today and he will start classes on the 22nd,” Wesley Johnson, Storm’s father, told the Sentinel. “It actually feels quite good just to get the pressure off and be able to resume his college career. He starts off with a clean slate. Coach [George] O’Leary met with us today and coach felt good about [Storm], and Storm felt good about being there.”

Johnson committed to Central Florida after touring the campus. He will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, and have three years of eligibility remaining. Johnson also visited South Florida before reaching his decision, according to the Orlando website.

You can read more about Storm’s transfer in this report by the Sentinel’s Chris Hays.

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Fan of the Game

June 18th, 2011
1:00 am

UGA played CF with a Junior Varsity team.

RomeDawg

June 18th, 2011
6:45 am

O’Leary is one helluva coach! I wonder why a bigger school hasn’t come calling yet?

Good luck at CFU Storm.

bitter 2010 ga. football recruit

June 18th, 2011
7:13 am

grass aint always green in the other pasture——————yaaaaw

—————stay in state and let your family watch you play ball———!!!!!!!!!!

gt4ever

June 18th, 2011
7:53 am

Good coach is right…. We miss him a bunch…

SatchelBuzz

June 18th, 2011
8:09 am

Coach will always be one of us,…that said,..wouldn’t trade CPJ for anyone.

THWG!!

From da beach boyee

June 18th, 2011
8:15 am

hes just a pothead that never went to class. Caught twice in a week smokin in the dorms. 3 stringer that when the going gets tough and its time to work hard, he takes the easy road out and transfers. Did it in high school AND college

WinderDawg

June 18th, 2011
8:18 am

Have bags, will travel…

1eyedJack

June 18th, 2011
8:27 am

Another in-state recruit that UGA let get away? One toke over the line?

OneOnOneWith TheGreatOne

June 18th, 2011
8:47 am

One Heck of a back in high school. Another name that might be on the move.. Mack Brown. Good fit for Storm at CFU. Will have a impact for the next three years when he become eligible

FLADawg

June 18th, 2011
8:55 am

I saw this in the Orlando Slantenal this moring and was going to send it to you but you are good and beat me to it. AND it’s UCF not CFU!

GT

June 18th, 2011
9:06 am

O’Leary should be looked at for the West Virginia opening. He has always been a symbol of the hypocrisy in college football. He would have put ND back on the map. Why do you need a resume when you have been coaching in Division one successfully for decades? I am sure Jim Tressel had a great resume. College football has maybe a half dozen coaches that are off the radars for one reason or another that can coach circles around the ones in big jobs. In this case both Georgia and Tennessee come to mind as places that are underserved yet probably don’t even have a file on any of these guys. Gary Patterson at TCU doesn’t or didn’t get the pub he deserves. If I were the U of Texas I would be rubbing elbows with him somehow now to get him later when Brown retires.

AJC Sports

June 18th, 2011
9:08 am

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It Ain't Rocket Science

June 18th, 2011
10:04 am

He is a good coach, but suffers the credibility issue when he applied to Notre Dame and tried to pass off a fake resume as far as his education goes. Like anybody in a high profile industry, once you blow your credibility, it is hard to put it in the past. I am sure that is why a lot of the big name colleges have stayed away from him. Now if he had won a few National Championships prior to Notre Dame, a lot more would be forgiven. It is a shame but a fact, that one error can follow you around for life, if it gets played enough in the media.

Bring Back Wally Butts

June 18th, 2011
10:08 am

1eyedJack

June 18th, 2011
8:27 am
Another in-state recruit that UGA let get away? One toke over the line?

1eye,

I think that you got this one wrong. From what I read, this guy is worse than Washaun. Talented, but lots of trouble. We just got rid of one troublesome back. We don’t need another.

Paul in RDU

June 18th, 2011
10:08 am

@GT – The problem with O’Leary is not that he didn’t have a good resume, but that he lied on his resume. He claimed to have a Masters from UNH. When ND checked into his resume they found out the falsehood and rescinded the job offering. I can’t think of any school that would hire someone under those circumstances.
O’Leary will be 65 in a few months – UCF is his last HC job.

Stink Bomber

June 18th, 2011
10:10 am

O’LEARY WAS A CHEAT AND LYED ABOUT SOMETHING TRIVIAL AND IT COST HIM A GOOD JOB.

Ted

June 18th, 2011
10:34 am

Never spoke well for the Buford program that they recruited him in to begin with. But, since 2001, they take talent over character, and are not shy about it.

1eyedJack

June 18th, 2011
10:39 am

Bring Back Wally Butts, I think that’s what I was trying to say…with a little sarcasm. ;)

Bring Back Wally Butts

June 18th, 2011
10:44 am

Sorry, 1eyed. I missed your sarcasm. Seems to me that UGA got shed of most or maybe all of their “character issues” during the off season. I don’t want any back. Let Saban and Chizak deal with them. They don’t seem to mind (especially Chizak).

prison mike

June 18th, 2011
10:56 am

O’leary is one of the most underrated coaches out there. He’ll get back into a BCS school soon.

wayx

June 18th, 2011
11:08 am

RomeDawg….maybe O’Leary isn’t getting other offers becasue he’s in a big trial right now for withholding proper treatment and care to a player at Central Florida that resulted in the player’s death.

That kind of thing along with his infamous misrepresentation of his resume to Notre Dame is probably why most schools would shy away from him.

Lasso

June 18th, 2011
11:12 am

Of course O’Leary will always be a part of the Ga. Tech family. The school is synonymous with lying and cheating.

AZTEC

June 18th, 2011
12:12 pm

west virginia doesnt have an opening for head coach

cantondawg

June 18th, 2011
12:15 pm

GT,

There’s no job opening at West Virginia..Dana Holgerson was hired as coach-in-waiting for Bill Stewart last year. Since Stewart is gone, Holgerson become Head Coach

spider

June 18th, 2011
12:17 pm

why is BYU not being investigated by the NCAA for cheating on the field of play late in game that changed the outcome of the game..instead the NCAA is worried about players selling their own personal items or using some coaches cell phone or some their other stupid rules..if the justice dept feels they need to investigate college sports they should be investigating the NCAA instead of BCS.

Sir Barks A Lot

June 18th, 2011
2:42 pm

Wish this kid the best – hope it works out for him. Would have looked good in red & black.

O”leary is a fantastic HC – hsi staff totally outcoached UGA’s staff.

Paddy

June 18th, 2011
5:38 pm

Sir Barks A Lot…..I must disagree. He would not have been a good Dawg! I do agree O’Leary is a reallly good college football coach!!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 18th, 2011
5:43 pm

O’Leary is 65. That is why he is not getting the looks at bigger programs. The resumer deal is old news now. Look at the faces of the new coaches at these programs all 40 and under.

KnightInATL

June 18th, 2011
5:59 pm

Add to that the fact that O’Leary has 5 years left on his 10 year contract (yep, you read that right), to go along with a buyout clause somewhere in the neighborhood of $5M. It would be really tough for someone to pry him away from UCF, especially considering that he basically built this program from scratch and wants to see it through. The fact that UCF continues to beat out many upper level BCS schools in recruiting over the last 3 years says a lot about O’Leary and his staff. UCF will be in a BCS conference very soon…most likely the Big East.

Paul N Destin

June 18th, 2011
7:49 pm

O”Leary and his staff exposed the Richt folks.

Thom

June 18th, 2011
9:54 pm

Gotta play at an instate school! http://www.wedgeorgia.com

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Zone3canE

June 20th, 2011
4:42 am

I met Storm when he was at Loganville. Saw him run for about 230 against STATE CHAMPION Sandy Creek, had him and the Loganville crowd throwin up THE U alnight! Wish he would have stayed at Miami, he and Lamar Miller would have been one heck of a 1-2 punch. Mike James is a cadillac but Storm and Lamar are Lamborghini’s, speed, breakaway speed. I hope everything works out for this kid he comes from a real good family, very smart and supportive.

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MLK Parent

June 21st, 2011
9:37 am

If Urban Meyer had stayed at UF with the spread offense then Mack Brown would be leaving, but with the new offense installed, he’s happy in Gainesville.

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