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4-star Juwan Johnson commits to Penn State Nittany Lions


Penn State Nittany Lions’ head coach James Franklin continues to reel in the recruits.

On Sunday, 4-star wide receiver/safety Juwan Johnson committed to the Nittany Lions.

“Basically it felt like home from the moment that I walked in,” Johnson told Sean Fitz of 24/7 Sports. “I felt the chemistry and the need that they had for me. I just loved everything about the college when I visited.”

Several things about Penn State stuck out to Johnson, including his potential position coach.

“It’s a good school, and I especially like [Gattis]. He’s very laid back and someone that I can talk to,” Johnson told Lions247 in February. “Their coaching staff is real fresh, real young. It’s very uptempo. They can make a lot of things happen. They can win a National Championship and a Big Ten Championship. They can do it.”

The 6’4, 200-pound Johnson is from Glassboro, New Jersey and attends Glassboro High School.

He is ranked as the 13th best athlete, the second best overall prospect in the state of New Jersey and the 119th best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Johnson chose Penn State over offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes, among others.

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  • Jon Palmer

    Beating out Alabama, MSU and OSU. Definitely a great sign that we can hang with the elite programs. All arrows pointing up!!!! WE ARE….