Penn State football lands top offensive line prospect Dorian Johnson

Posted: June 25, 2012

Penn State added one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country Sunday when junior Dorian Johnson became the 12th member of the Nittany Lions' recruiting class for 2013, according to recruiting websites.

Johnson, from Belle Vernon, Pa., has been on campus many times, but visited with his family this weekend. He planned to stay close to home and chose Penn State over Pittsburgh. He lives about three hours from State College.

Among his other offers were Alabama, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

Johnson, 6-6, 275, is considered a four-star prospect by Scout.com and is ranked as the 13th-best offensive lineman in the Class of 2013. He also is considered a four-star prospect and is ranked as the 23rd-best offensive lineman by Rivals.com.

"I was comfortable with the coaches, comfortable with the entire program and the way things are headed," he told Blue White Illustrated. "Penn State is a big-time football school, so all of those things factored into it."

He is the third offensive lineman to commit to Penn State, joining Brendan Mahon (6-5, 315) and Andrew Nelson (6-5, 265). That group has the potential to bring some size to the line in the near future.

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