"I just decided that it was time," said Johnson. "I went down there for the Alabama game and I just loved it.
"I wanted to go down the for the Egg Bowl, but I couldn't make it.
"I have been thinking about committing since they offered me and I just felt like it was the right time."
Johnson relayed his wishes to Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen earlier today.
"Coach Mullen told me that he was really glad that I wanted to be a Bulldog," said Johnson. "He said he was looking forward to getting me up there and he said he was excited about my class.
"Coach (Deshea) Townsend is the one recruiting me and I like him a lot too. He is real cool."
Versatility is the name of the game for Johnson. He could play any number of positions on the next level.
"Coach Mullen said that I can play whatever when I get there," said Johnson. "He told me that we can figure out all of that when I get to school.
"I can play receiver or safety, but it doesn't really matter to me."
Johnson reports that seeing the Bulldogs recapture the Golden Egg after an exciting win over Ole Miss made an impression on him.
"Man, those boys were playing some ball," said Johnson. "It was an exciting game and I was glad that they won.
"I couldn't make it up there, but I watched it on TV and I knew I was ready to be a part of that.
"I told my grandmother that I was ready to commit to Mississippi State and she told me that she wanted whatever I wanted.
"She just wants me to keep my head on straight and do what I need to do to get my education and make something out of myself."