HOOVER, Ala. — Mississippi State picked up a commitment Friday morning from 2015 Hoover, Ala. wide receiver Justin Johnson.
At the National Select 7-on-7 National Championships, Johnson told the Oxford Citizen’s John Davis that he had called State coaches to let them know he wanted to join the class.
“Really just a big family,” Johnson said. “That’s the first school I’ve been to and they’re showing love ever since.”
MSU offered Johnson July 19, 2013.
247Sports lists Johnson at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, a 3-star prospect. He said he chose MSU over Georgia and Kentucky. It is State’s 19th commitment.
His offer sheet also included UAB, Arkansas State, Jacksonville State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky
“I think it’s a deal where he has a lot of confidence in State and he sees what they’re doing, how they’re running the program now,” Hoover wide receivers coach Aryvia Holmes said. “State came in early and they’ve offered a lot of our kids. They’ve been dilligent about seeing the kids. When it’s recruiting season, they’re always here. They’re always calling our kids and I couldn’t be more pleased with Mississippi State. We told them that they’re going to get some of them. Justin happens to be the first one and I’m happy for him.”