East Carolina added another commit in North Augusta, S.C. offensive tackle Victor Johnson. He becomes the second offensive lineman to pledge to the Pirates. He committed verbally following his visit to ECU.
Johnson had been recruited by recruiting coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick and offensive line coach Brandon Jones. He developed a good relationship with the two throughout his recruitment and had the chance to build one with the rest of the staff when he visited.
"It's a good relationship," said Johnson. "Coach Jones is a great guy. When I went up there and met the coaching staff, we had a good relationship. They're great coaches and I enjoy the area."
The 6-foot-5, 260 pounder attributed the bulk of his decision to the coaching staff. He said it wasn't the only thing to stand out to him about ECU, but it definitely stood out the most.
Johnson is completely focused on the success of his team as he heads into the final season of his high school career. "Individual goals," Johnson asked. "I don't really have any individual goals. I don't set many individual goals. I want to win the state championship.
As the football season approaches, Johnson has been preparing to do just that, but he's not doing anything out of the ordinary. He said he's been working on being as consistent a player as he can be.
Athleticism is one thing that stands out most about Johnson's game. He's proven throughout high school that he's more than capable of using his size and strength, among other things, to provide the offense with room to operate.
Johnson played a role in his team's impressive offensive performance last year. North Augusta scored 40 points or more in 10 of its 14 games and outscored opponents 258-56 over the course of its first six games before suffering its first loss. His squad finished seventh in the state.
Right now, ECU is the only school pursuing Johnson's services. However, that could always change should he play a vital role in his state championship aspirations for North Augusta. His recruiting trail could heat up at any moment.
ECU filled two spots on the offensive line on the same day. Mundy's Mill (Jonesboro, Ga.) offensive guard Darius Anderson also verbally committed on June 21, bringing the total to 10 pledges for the Pirates.