UCLA has earned another commitment in its borderline-top-10 football recruiting class for 2013 with four-star cornerback Johnny Johnson pledging to UCLA just two weeks before National Signing Day.
For awhile, Johnson, a corner out of Fresno, CA, has been seen to be a heavy UCLA lean, with his commitment to the Bruins being inevitable.
Johnson is lauded for his football IQ, his ball-tracking, and his ability to play staunch man defense against solid wide receivers.
Not too long ago, we took a look at UCLA’s recruiting class in the context of the secondary, citing it as a huge concern. We had a bit on Johnson. Here’s some of that:
Johnny Johnson, however, is a bit of a UCLA lean and his commitment is seen as imminent. The four-star corner out of Fresno would be a nice pick-up for UCLA considering he is a much more cerebral cornerback that relies on his skills rather than his talents. These scouting reports toss around the ever-subjective “intangibles” a lot in relation to Johnson. It’s unclear if the kid’s going to actually commit though, and with two weeks to National Signing Day, things might be a little too close for comfort for UCLA.
With all the uncertainty in that position group, banking on Johnson to commit to UCLA was not something fans wanted to do.
However, Johnson’s commitment likely won’t change between now and National Signing Day on February 6, but who knows? This is football recruiting after all.
With this commitment, the Bruins now have 13 four-star commits for the class of 2013 according to Scout’s national ratings.