Belle Vernon senior offensive lineman Dorian Johnson said Monday night he will not make a previously scheduled visit to Ohio State this weekend after verbally committing to Pitt a day earlier.
“I won’t be taking any visits to any other schools,” he said.
Johnson, 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, became the 19th member of Pitt’s Class of 2013, including the third offensive linemen. None of the linemen are shorter than 6-foot-5.
Johnson chose Pitt from among 19 scholarship offers, including those from such college football powerhouses as Alabama, Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
“I’m pretty happy it’s over,” he said. “It was a fun process at times, but for the most part it was pretty stressful.”
Johnson committed to Penn State earlier this year before re-opening his recruitment after the NCAA levied sanctions on the Nittany Lions in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
“I chose Pitt because of the comfort level I have for everyone there,” he said. “I feel like it’s the best place for my personality and I wanted to stay home and play for the hometown team.”