Louisville has landed another commitment in the class of 2017 in 3* wide receiver Josh Johnson of Atlanta, GA. Johnson, the first wide receiver commitment in the 2017 class, had offers from schools such as Utah, Wake Forest, WKU, Illinois, and Boston College.
“When I went to visit I could just see myself playing there” Johnson said regarding his decision to pick UofL and also tabbed the coaches as a reason he chose the school. The 5’11 175lb Woodward Academy standout is rated the #78 receiver nationally according to 247Sports.
Johnson is the 4th recruit in the class of 2017 from Georgia, joining Kemari Averett, Kam Jones, and Malik Clark.
— JJ (@josh_johnson234) July 28, 2016
— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) July 28, 2016
At 5’11 175lbs Josh Johnson likely projects as a slot receiver for Louisville, and similar to another Louisville slot receiver, Traveon Samuel, appears to be a big time playmaker on film. When Coach Petrino has talked previously about increasing overall team speed, Johnson is the type of player that he has been referring to. Johnson’s speed is undeniable, falling into the “burner” category. He gives Coach Petrino yet another weapon in the arsenal in the upcoming years.
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