New 2013 target for Georgia

Georgia got on the phone with one of the top 2013 defensive prospects in their home state Wednesday and offered him a scholarship.

"Georgia called my coach to talk to him about me and then my coach put me on the phone with them," said DeAndre Johnson. "I talked to Coach [John] Lilly first and he gave me the big news about the offer, then he put me on the phone with Coach [Rodney] Garner. I talked to him about the offer too and how I could fit in on Georgia's defensive line."

The offer from UGA has the 6-foot-3, 305 pound junior out of Newnan (GA) Northgate close to doube-digits.

Johnson said Duke, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Southern Miss, and Tennessee have offered him as well.

When the Dawgs offered, it caught him off guard.

"I was just up in Athens last weekend for their Junior Day and they did not talk to me about an offer, so I was not expecting one on Wednesday. I had more casual talk with the coaches during the visit, so the offer was a good surprise."

The trip Johnson took to Athens a week ago was a good one, but he had been there before, so not too much jumped out at him.

"I had already seen just about everything there, so the tour was not new to me, and I knew most of the stuff already," he said. "I always like being around the Georgia coaches though, that is what I like most about UGA."

For now, all schools are even for the junior interior defensive line.

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