3-star CB Brandon Johnson commits to Duke over several in-state programs

Duke football continues to build a solid 2021 recruiting class. The Blue Devils landed a commitment from 3-star cornerback Brandon Johnson, the No. 46 player in the state of North Carolina (2021), per 247 Sports.

Johnson announced the decision in a video posted to his Twitter account.

The 5-foot-10 Johnson plays his prep ball for Newton-Conover HS; during his junior season in 2019, Johnson intercepted three passes and collected 49 total tackles in 13 games. He also picked off three passes and recovered a pair of fumbles. (Newton is a little over two hours away from Durham.)

Several other in-state program were after Johnson, including NC State, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Charlotte. Johnson had out-of-state offers from the likes of Northwestern, Tennessee and Army.

Johnson is the 9th commit of Duke’s 2021 class, which ranks No. 33 in the FBS, according to 247 Sports. Of that group, Johnson is the 4th in-state commit.


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