The Georgia Bulldogs landed a commitment from three-star wide receiver Rico Johnson on Monday.
If that name sounds familiar, it should – the 5’10, 170 lb. Johnson was a member of the Bulldogs’ recruiting class last year. Johnson signed with the Bulldogs out of Swainsboro High School in Swainsboro, Georgia, but was ruled ineligible to play. According to Johnson himself, the NCAA did not take his online classes.
Instead of going to a junior college like some originally reported, Johnson went to the Georgia Sports Prep Academy for the 2013 season.
“I know he still had some coursework to finish up, and Georgia was basically willing to hold off and bring him in in May,” his coach, Mike Carson, told Michael Carveli of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. “So it looks like it is going to work out for him.”
The Bulldogs stayed behind Johnson and brought him in for an official visit over the weekend.
That visit was obviously all Johnson needed to choose to rejoin the Bulldogs over the Maryland Terrapins, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Marshall Thundering Herd.