Dorian Johnson

DORIAN JOHNSON Offensive tackle

Home town: Belle Vernon, Pa.
High school: Belle Vernon Area
Listed as: 6-foot-6, 280 pounds
Commitment date: June 24, 2012
Rated as: He is regarded as a 5-star recruit by and a 4-star prospect by and

Of note: He reportedly also had offers from heavy-hitters Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Wisconsin, as well as Ohio State, West Virginia and Pittsburgh. … Johnson is a consensus top-10 offensive line recruit nationally and is the Nittany Lions’ fourth consensus top-100 player in the 2013 class, joining tight end Adam Breneman, quarterback Christian Hackenberg and defensive lineman Greg Webb. … With his commitment, Penn State’s recruiting class jumped from 13th to 10th in the nation, according to

In his words: “We went up for the visit, and on the ride home I just had this feeling. I liked the comfort level, and I realized that I could get a top education and have that tradition.”

“Everybody was excited. They were a little bit surprised, too.” — Talking about when he informed the Penn State coaching staff.

Twitter reaction from fellow recruits …

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Dorian’s highlights from Belle Vernon Area …