Class of 2017 five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson, out of Indiana’s Brownsburg High School, near Indianapolis, has shocked the recruiting world and committed to Tennessee. Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports reported Johnson’s decision, which is a coup for the Volunteers.
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) August 23, 2015
The top-ranked quarterback in his recruiting class, Johnson was expected by 247 Sports’ Crystal ball to commit to Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns. He had also received offers from a number of schools including Michigan, Florida, Miami, Purdue, Notre Dame and N.C. State, among many others.
Instead, he’ll graduate from high school in two years and then head to Knoxville to play for Butch Jones, who has been doing a fine job of turning Tennessee back into a contender again. Jones now has a great pro-style quarterback who has fine size at 6-foot-3, 197 pounds and once Johnson fills out, Tennessee could have an excellent offensive weapon in its arsenal.
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