Monday, October 5, 2009

N.J. safety picks N.C. State

N.C. State's Tom O'Brien has used ties from his previous head coaching job at Boston College to help land one of New Jersey's top prospects.

Dontae Johnson, a safety rated the No. 6 player in New Jersey according to, committed to the Wolfpack on Sunday. His coach at The Pennington School, Jerry Eure, said his staff developed a relationship with O'Brien and his assistants when they were at Boston College.

Stanford, Connecticut, Syracuse and Michigan State were among the schools Johnson considered before choosing N.C. State. He is 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds and also plays wide receiver and returns punts and kickoffs for Pennington.

Johnson already has four interceptions and four touchdowns in four games this season.

"He's got good speed," Eure said. "He's long, rangy and covers a lot of ground."

Ken Tysiac


MichaelProcton said...

Come on, now. Let's not pretend Jew Jersey is some hotbed for prep talent. Then again, I guess #6 in any state sounds better than #65 at his position.

Anonymous said...

get off your high horse procton. theres a lot of talent up north and ill take the #6 player from any state in the nation.

Anonymous said...

Michael are an ass. "Jew Jersey", sounds like somebody got dumped by a Jewish girl from NJ. Get over it loser.