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Virginia Tech Lands Third DB of 2015 Class

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:35am
By: Carlos Collazo

Frank Beamer added a third defensive back to his 2015 recruiting class over the weekend, after 3-star DB DuWayne Johnson announced his decision after a visit to Blacksburg.

Johnson becomes the fourth player in the 2015 class, along with defensive backs Ashton White and Mook Reynolds, as well as 4-star defensive end Michael Barnett. The 6-1, 160-pound corner was being recruited by over 30 teams and had offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina and more.

He told HokieHaven.com that his relationships with Virginia Tech's coaches were a big reason for his commitment.

"First, I just wanna thank God for giving me the opportunity to commit to Virginia Tech and having other colleges recruiting me," Johnson said. "The thing I like about V-Tech is the coaching staff, my position coach, Torrian Gray and my recruiter, Aaron Moorehead and Bud Foster and Coach Beamer. They were a big part of me committing." 

One of his former teammates told him about the campus, and the facilities, which also played a role in Johnson's decision.

"I talked to one of my old teammates, Darius Redman and he told me about Blacksburg and how it is," Johnson said. "He said it's a nice town with nice people, a college town. When we did the tour around, I liked it a lot. Academic-wise, all the classes are pretty close. The farthest class is like five minutes or something. In 2015, they're supposed to have a brand new facility, too. The academic advisors also told me how I'd have the tutors and the mandatory study hall."

Johnson said that he would be playing mainly corner with Virginia Tech, and that he was going to work on his technique, speed and size before coming into the program. Even though many other schools are still trying to pry him away from the Hokies, Johnson said he is done with his recruiting.