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 ...

More coverage:
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Dorian's highlights from Belle Vernon Area ...

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