July 3, 2009

Talented ATH makes his call

BYU is putting together a memorable recruiting class and one of the top athletes in the Northeast recently decided he wanted to be a part of what's taking place out west.

Jordan Johnson, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound athlete from North Andover (Mass.) Brooks School, committed to the Cougars on Thursday.

Johnson is the 19th member of BYU's Class of 2010 thus far, and the second from the east coast. The first was Orchard Park (N.Y.) Erie C.C. cornerback Corby Eason.

"Yeah, I committed yesterday," Johnson confirmed on Friday. "I told coach (Bronco) Mendenhall. Basically he told me he was fortunate to coach me next year. He kept stressing the fact that he wanted to congratulate me on the decision, but at the same time he said I should stay focused and enjoy my senior season."

Johnson runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and said he was recruited by the Cougars to play cornerback.

Prior to making his decision he had received offers from UConn, New Hampshire and Bryant, and the coaching staff from Tulsa had told him they would be extending an offer as well.

With attention from those programs and others, why did Johnson choose BYU?

"Just the whole environment. I went out there for four days and met the coaching staff and the players and all that. They treated me very well. I think I found my school. This is pretty much it for me."

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