Johnson gets a visitor

Georgia's new defensive line coach Chris Wilson has hit the ground running since taking the job. Two of Georgia's top remaining targets reside on the defensive line, and Wilson stopped by to visit one Monday.

JUCO defensive end Toby Johnson officially visited Georgia on Dec. 6, leaving with the Bulldogs as his leader.

Since then, Georgia's defensive line coach Rodney Garner left for his alma mater on the Plains, and on Jan. 9, Georgia officially announced former Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson as Garner's replacement.

Less than a week after the announcement, Wilson was in Kansas to see Johnson.

"[Our visit] went real well," said Johnson. "We talked about school and me trying to get healthy and ready for the season."

While Wilson was at Mississippi State, he spoke frequently with Johnson, a star at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. But Monday Wilson was there to convince Johnson to be a different kind of Bulldog, and the visit passed Johnson's test.

"I liked what I heard," said Johnson, 6-foot-3, 296-pound talent.

Georgia was Johnson's leader after his official visit, and Johnson insisted Tuesday that things hadn't change.

"Georgia is still where they were," said Johnson, who played at Banneker High. "I haven't been everywhere else, but when I left Georgia, they were my leader."

Johnson has already visited Oklahoma and Missouri, and he will catch up with Coach Garner again when he travels to Auburn this weekend.

"Auburn is still pretty high up on my list," said Johnson, who said he hears from Garner "all the time."

After the his visit to Auburn, Johnson will travel to Mississippi State on Jan. 25 for his fifth and final visit. Expected to make his decision on Signing Day Feb. 6, Johnson said Tuesday he would choose between Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Oklahoma.

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