Georgia has added its 19th recruit of the 2013 season: Rico Johnson.
Johnson, out of Swainsboro, Georgia, accepted after being offered a place at Saturday’s Mark Richt camp, the AJC reported.
He told the paper: “That was my dream school; I always wanted to go there,” he said. “I told myself if I ever got an offer from Georgia, that would be the school I would go to.”
He isn’t listed in any of Rivals’ rankings after swapping high schools, the AJC said, but added Appalachian State and Marshall had both offered him scholarships.
Thankfully, the ‘Big Dawgs’ came calling.
The paper said that Johnson ‘dazzled’ during the camp, posting 4.25 and 4.28 40 yard dashes.
The news provides some relief for the Dawgs after five-star running back Derrick Henry decided to de-commit (it is thought he’ll go to Alabama eventually) and wide receive Kyrin Priester.
BOTTOM LINE: If he can keep out of trouble (this is a problem for all college players – not just UGA players), then this might be a great pick up for the Dawgs. Johnson’s pace is going to make him a threat, and his height (5 ft 11) could frighten secondary players, too.
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