One of UGA’s top recruiting targets had some good news when he visited at Mark Richt’s house on late Saturday night.
Kennar Johnson told the UGA coach and his family that he was committing to the Bulldogs.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound safety from Mississippi Gulf Coast junior college, picked UGA over Ole Miss, South Florida and Mississippi State. He is commitment No. 30 for UGA’s 2013 recruiting class.
“Coach Richt was very excited,” Johnson told the AJC. “He was happy and he hugged me a couple of times. His wife and his brother-in-law and his son … they were happy as well.”
Somewhere, UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham had to be happy, too. Johnson is expected to be an immediate contributor next year to a defense that will lose at least 8 out of 11 starters. Johnson graduates from junior college in December and will enroll at UGA in January.
“I just felt it at Georgia,” Johnson said. “I mean, there was just something about Georgia. It was just a lot of little things added up, rather than one big thing.
“Georgia is where I felt like I wanted to commit, so I went ahead and committed.”
Johnson, whose hometown is Miami, pledged during his official visit to Georgia over weekend. He had already told UGASports.com’s Jake Rowe that he planned to announce his college decision after this trip.
UGA now has five players committed who may play safety, including Newnan High School’s Tray Matthews and Kell High School’s Quincy Mauger.
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