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Belle Vernon Dorian Johnson photographed during practice on August 15, 2012 in Belle Vernon.
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 10:36 p.m.
 

Belle Vernon senior offensive lineman Dorian Johnson said Monday night he won't make a previously scheduled visit to Ohio State this weekend after verbally committing to Pitt a day earlier.

“I won't be taking any visits to any other schools,” he said.

Johnson, 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, became the 19th member of Pitt's Class of 2013, including the third offensive linemen. None of the linemen are shorter than 6-5.

Johnson chose Pitt from among 19 scholarship offers, including those from college football powerhouses Alabama, Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

“I'm pretty happy it's over,” he said. “It was a fun process at times, but for the most part, it was pretty stressful.”

Johnson committed to Penn State earlier this year before re-opening his recruitment after the NCAA levied sanctions on the Nittany Lions in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

“I chose Pitt because of the comfort level I have for everyone there,” he said. “I feel like it's the best place for my personality, and I wanted to stay home and play for the hometown team.”

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