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Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A Miami Hurricanes helmet sits on the sidelines during the second quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Miami football recruiting: 3-star DT Quentez Johnson commits to Hurricanes

When the Miami Hurricanes were in their glory days, they had big dominating player in the middle of their defensive line (see Wilfork, Vince as a fairly recent example).

As the Hurricanes have taken giant steps back as a program, that is something they have been lacking and something head coach Al Golden is trying to bring into the program.

Golden has done a nice job of bringing more talent back to south Florida and on Saturday, he got a much-needed commitment from 3-star defensive tackle Quentez Johnson.

The 6’3, 310-pound Johnson is from Ellenwood, Georgia and attends Cedar Grove High School.

Johnson, viewed as a 3-star prospect, is ranked as the 63rd-best defensive tackle in the country, the 97th-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia and the 1,002nd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Many had Johnson pegged to join the Arkansas Razorbacks or LSU Tigers, but he instead chose the Hurricanes. He also held offers from the Arizona State Sun Devils, Florida State Seminoles and Wisconsin Badgers, among others.

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