Following another visit to Athens, Rico Johnson is committed to Georgia again.
The 5-foot-11, 168 pound wide receiver that once committed to the Bulldogs out of Swainsboro High School visited Athens over the weekend along with a handful of other prospects.
‚ÄúThe visit went great,‚Äù Johnson said. ‚ÄúI had time to hang out with coaches, with Coach (Mark) Richt, and play a little basketball.‚Äù
Not only did Johnson play basketball in his off time, but he watched Georgia‚Äôs men‚Äôs basketball team earn a 66-61 victory over visiting Arkansas in overtime on Saturday. Johnson was also present as the Gym Dogs knocked off LSU to earn their first win of the season at Stegeman Coliseum on Friday.
Johnson ‚Äî who was a Georgia signee in 2013 but played in the fall at Georgia Prep Sports Academy ‚Äî had a chance to see deeper into Georgia and its culture; at least on the sports side.
At the end of the visit, Johnson‚Äôs decision had been made. He just needed to tell a few more people.
‚ÄúI committed,‚Äù Johnson said. ‚ÄúIt was going toward the end of the visit, but I didn‚Äôt make things official until I got home and talked to my parents.‚Äù
During his visit Johnson got a chance to speak with Georgia‚Äôs new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, and liked what he heard.
‚ÄúI talked to him on the visit,‚Äù Johnson said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a great guy. He expects a lot out of us this year.‚Äù
In particular, there‚Äôs a lot expected out of Johnson. He hopes to make an immediate impact on Georgia‚Äôs special teams unit as well as its offense.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve got a good chance of starting kickoff return and punt return, and then being in the rotation at receiver,‚Äù Johnson said.
Johnson wants to play as soon as possible.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm very excited,‚Äù Johnson said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm just excited to strap up and show the world what I can do and what I‚Äôm made of.‚Äù