Sep 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Brandon Facyson (31) celebrates an interception with cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) in the first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

DuWayne Johnson Commits to Virginia Tech


The Virginia Tech Hokies have shifted their recruiting focus from the Class of 2014 to the Class of 2015 as many of their targets are starting to take unofficial visits to Blacksburg along with attending junior days in Blacksburg and many other places. The Hokies already have two commits in 4-star DE Michael Barnett and 3-star cornerback Ashton White. Of course, most of these grades go up as they become seniors but the Hokies have a third player now in the fold for the future.

3-star cornerback Duwayne Johnson from H.D. Woodson High School in Washington D.C. has committed to the Hokies. Johnson becomes the third commit of the Class of 2015 and seems likely to jump to being a 4-star by ESPN as he is currently a 3-star in the ESPN Jr. 300 while Rivals and 247 Sports also have him as a 3-star. Johnson is 6’1” and that type of size is becoming more common at a position that has become critical with the development of football more into a passing game.

Johnson is a big boost to this recruiting class and could also help the Hokies bring in more players from the  D.C. area like former3-star  commit Marcus Lewis. Johnson can also help the Hokies keep Washington D.C. cornerback Ashton White who apparently is being recruited heavily by Ohio State even though he is currently committed to the Hokies. Johnson is another very solid addition to the Hokies as they are already building the base of what could be a very strong Class of 2015.

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