Jermaine Johnson, one of many stars of the Netflix present “Final Likelihood U”, was ranked because the No. 1 JUCO prospect within the nation and dedicated to play at Georgia this fall. Johnson is a four-star defensive finish popping out of Independence Group School as he joins the vaunted UGA protection in Athens.
“There was no different place prefer it,” Johnson informed 247Sports activities. “The second I stepped on campus I knew. They handled me like household. They handled my household like household. There aren’t any different coaches like them. It makes you need to go play for them and put your coronary heart on the road for them.”
Johnson was initially a three-star recruit popping out of Eden Prairie Excessive Faculty in Minnesota. In line with 247 Sports activities, Johnson had curiosity from quite a lot of high packages together with Louisville, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Wisconsin however didn’t obtain a proposal.
Issues had been so much completely different after Johnson spent two years at Indy working his method as much as turn into the highest JUCO switch. Along with Georgia, Johnson additionally had presents from quite a lot of different high colleges together with Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU, USC and Miami.
Throughout a 2016 interview with Left Bench, Johnson talked concerning the recruiting course of previous to becoming a member of Independence.
“I like when colleges take the time to get private and recruit me,” Johnson informed Left Bench. “…God has a plan for everyone and each occasion in your life. He’s the one that’s going to information you and open doorways for you.”
Johnson Is Anticipated to Make an Instant Affect With UGA in 2019
Johnson is anticipated to contribute at Georgia immediately this season. 247 Sports activities’ Chris Hummer named Johnson as the brand new participant most certainly to be an “immediate impression contributor” for the Bulldogs.
You may put Miami large receiver switch Lawrence Cager right here or Tennessee tight finish switch Eli Wolf. Lots of people would seemingly additionally listing Nolan Smith, the No. 1 total participant within the nation final cycle. However Johnson, himself the top-ranked JUCO participant, is the most effective guess to see the sphere early and infrequently for the Bulldogs. Johnson is a perfect JACK linebacker in Georgia’s system, a beast off the sting who’s already used to the physicality of the school sport.
By the point the autumn comes round Johnson will seemingly be a family title. He needs to be one of many stars of “Final Likelihood U” this yr because the present returns to Independence C.C.
Georgia Head Coach Kirby Good Described Johnson as Making “Superman Performs” within the Offseason
Johnson already made his presence felt at Georgia this offseason. Good famous Johnson was one of many newcomers making “Superman performs” on the sphere.
“Jermaine has [made] the identical [plays],” Good defined to Saturday Down South. “We name them ‘Superman performs,’ the place you look on the market and say ‘Who’s that man? Who’s that jersey quantity?’ However then they’re misplaced some too. I’m fired as much as coach these two guys as a result of I’m enthusiastic about what they’re going to do to the fellows in entrance of them from a pushing standpoint.”