TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Belle Vernon's Johnson cancels Ohio State visit after Pitt commitment

ACC Videos

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.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Couple taken into custody after 8-hour standoff in Hempfield
  2. Pirates notebook: Locke makes bid for final rotation spot, Tabata cut
  3. Penguins slip past Sharks, 3-2, in shootout
  4. Connellsville church collects goods, money for the needy
  5. Police end standoff with New Kensington man
  6. Narduzzi set to begin more critical evaluations during Pitt football spring drills
  7. Tenebrae returns for Connellsville’s St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
  8. Calm dad known for work ethic, culinary skills
  9. Hays eagle egg watch continues
  10. Players, casinos pan IRS idea to track more slot payouts
  11. Sex-soaked culture faulted for fraternity house parties