Johnson Solid as Ever After Official Visit

Pack Pride talks with Pennington (NJ) School safety Dontae Johnson after his official visit to NC State.

About a month after committing to play his college ball at NC State, three-star safety Dontae Johnson took his official visit to the school.

Pack Pride caught up with the 6-3, 180-pound prospect after he returned home, and the young talent had nothing but good things to say about his experience in Raleigh. In fact, he's more solid than ever, and is convinced that he made the right decision in choosing NC State.

"To sum it all up, I loved it," Johnson said bluntly. "I loved all of it. The campus, the school, the players, the coaches ... it was a great atmosphere. It was definitely what I was looking forward to.

"I had the campus tour, then I met with the academic support staff. I met with the coaches and talked to them, then I went to some of the DB meetings and the team meetings. That's it, really. I did everything with the team."

Johnson's host for the weekend was wide receiver Donald Bowens, but he spent most of his time hanging out with defensive backs. He said they formed a good bond, and he's looking forward to helping the team out any way he can next fall.

"We're all going to be there for the same goal -- trying to win football games," he continued. "We want to win championships. It was definitely a good experience, being there.

"I'm looking forward to getting on the field and helping them any way I can. Definitely, this year they have a lot of losses due to injuries and everything. That's always tough. Then they're really young, too. But they have room to grow. They can improve."

The Pennington School finished 6-3 on the year, winning their league championship.

Johnson is rated a three star prospect and the No. 65 safety in the nation by

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