Penn State Lands Blue Chip OT, Dorian Johnson

Dorian Johnson, Penn State welcomes YOU!!! photo by Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Belle Vernon offensive tackle Dorian Johnson visited Penn State this weekend, following trips to Ohio State and Pitt. Staying close to home has been important to Dorian from the beginning, leading many to believe that that Pitt was the favorite. On Sunday evening, Dorian proved those people wrong and committed the the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Dorian is one of the top 10 players in the state of Pennsylvania, if not one of the top 5. He has an uncommon physique for an offensive tackle, carrying between 270 and 280 pounds better than just about any player that I’ve seen in recent memory.

He had narrowed down his top four to Pitt, PSU, WVU and Ohio State about a month ago, but never hesitated to admit that Penn State and Pitt were at the top. Following his visit to Ohio State last weekend, I was told that a third team was now in the mix. Apparently Dorian’s visit to Penn State sealed his decision.

Johnson immediately becomes one of the top players in Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class. He was arguably the top player left on Penn State’s recruiting board and is a huge get for Bill O’Brien and his staff, both literally and figuratively.

Dorian Johnson
6’6″” 280 lbs.

Scout.com  **** 
Rivals.com  ****  
247Sports   ***** (12th ranked player in the country) 

OFFERS:
Ohio State
Pitt
West Virginia
Alabama
Wisconsin
Michigan State
Nebraska

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