Johnson is a "Soft" Commit to Colorado

The Buffs recently picked up their second verbal commitment from a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania prospect when Fullback recruit Devan Johnson recently gave the staff a "soft" verbal. The versatile athlete is being recruited for the fullback spot in Boulder and is making his official visit this weekend.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 231
40 time: 4.55
Bench: 325
Squat: 480
Clean: 275
Vertical: "32
From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
High School: Woodland Hills

Colorado is looking to do a lot of things with the fullback position in the future so the Buff staff was looking for a true athlete at the spot. They feel they've found one in Devan Johnson. "For my team, I play tight end, tailback, fullback, middle linebacker, flanker, wing, slot, punt returner - just about everything," Johnson explained.

As a junior, he was named first team all-conference at tight end after hauling in 12 catches for 284 yards and six touchdowns. He also had a touchdown on a punt return. This season, he has three catches and one touchdown. Johnson was unsure of his current stats on defense. "I have great athleticism, quickness and aggressiveness."

Johnson has been in close contact with the CU coaches throughout the recruiting process and has been recruited by Coach Hagan. "I gave a soft verbal to the staff a little while ago. I told them that I just want to come out there for my visit this weekend and make sure that it is the place for me. I made the decision because I have a great chance of playing early there and they have a great program for my major--Sports Management."

The Pennsylvania athlete had offers from Kent State, Akron and Temple before deciding to be Buff. "Those were my written offers. Michigan State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia have also been contacting me. If one of them were to offer it could change my mind."

Johnson is coming in this weekend with friend and fellow CU commit, Lamont Smith. He is also trying to work on wide receiver Toney Clemons to be a Buff. "Toney will be there on the weekend of the 14th for the Texas Tech game and I hope he likes it. I am going to try recruiting him there with me and Lamont."

The future Buff has helped lead Woodland Hills to a 4-1 record on the season.


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