UGA target commits to Tennessee

Brandon Johnson (247Sports)

Brandon Johnson (247Sports)

On Wednesday, Tennessee picked up a commitment from Brandon Johnson, a 3-star receiver from American Heritage (Fla.), his father, Charles Johnson, confirmed to the AJC.

“Basically, he really enjoyed Tennessee as far as the atmosphere, the people,” his father told the AJC. “(Head coach Butch Jones) was a class act. (Receivers coach Zach Azzanni), who really recruited him hard, did a great job. Being a receiver, it’s not a bad place to go knowing they pass the ball in their offense, so, he made that decision.”

The 6-foot-3, 172-pounder chose the Volunteers over LSU, Miami and UGA. Johnson claimed an offer from the Bulldogs, but it’s not known how much of a priority he was for UGA in light of some the program’s most recent commitments at the position.

Johnson, who reported 22 offers, is the 16th player overall and the third receiver to commit to the Volunteers for the class of 2016.  He is the son of former MLB catcher Charles Johnson, who played 12 years in the majors.

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