Chad Simmons

Legge's Thoughts: Netori Johnson Signs w/ UGA

Dean Legge explains what Netori Johnson signing with UGA means.

What it means: The Big Snowcone can be a very nasty football player. Netori Johnson, who had been committed to Alabama before being one of two players in this class to flip from the Tide to Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs, will likely be an important cog in the future of the offensive line at Georgia. 

If Sam Pittman wants big and bad he’s got it with Johnson. There’s no doubt that Johnson is still raw, but man he looks likes he could be a pure killer in the coming years. The big thing here is that while other coaches recruited Johnson, Pittman and UGA signed him. That’s a major step forward in recruiting for a program that’s been so very bad at recruiting offensive linemen. 

Johnson should wind up playing in the NFL if all goes accounting to plan. He’s got that sort of potential. 

Dean Legge saw him live: 2015 Mark Richt Camp 7v7; 2016 Cedar Grove vs. Stephenson

Chad Simmons says: Johnson is a big, strong offensive guard who can really move the man in front of him. He relies on his strength and initial punch in the trenches. He can improve his technique and really work on his quickness in the trenches. When he gets his hands locked in, he can drive the opponent backwards and open up big holes for running backs. His size is a weapon on the high school level, but he has to control his weight and work on his condition on the next level.

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