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Penn State offers in-state lineman

Four-star offensive lineman Dorian Johnson of Belle Vernon, Pa. continued his hot streak by picking up two more recent offers. Virginia offered a few days ago and then yesterday Johnson received an offer from Penn State during his junior day visit.
"The junior day went really well," said Johnson, who is 6-foot-6 and 280-pounds. "I learned a lot about the school and had a good time. They had the entire coaching staff there with us the entire time, so it seemed a lot more personal. Near the end they brought in some of the players in to talk to us."
Johnson gave a few details about this meeting.
"It went really well," said Johnson. "It was a different experience getting to ask some of the players about their recruiting experience and their college life."
The experience also gave Johnson the opportunity to grow closer to the new coaching staff.
"The whole staff seems like a great fit at Penn State," said Johnson. "They all have a ton of coaching experience at different levels and Coach O'Brien seems like a really good coach who has a lot of things planned out for the program. He is going to keep a lot of Penn State football traditions going."
Now up to 11 offers, including from schools like Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Ole Miss, Johnson's most recent offer left a favorable impression.
"I was really excited about the offer because right now I'm open to checking out any school that shows interest," said Johnson. "But Penn State is a really good in-state school that is close to home and I just thought that was pretty big."
Up next Johnson is in the process of setting up two more visits.
"I should be going to Pitt sometime this month or early next month and I'm still working on getting up to Michigan State next weekend," said Johnson.