Storm Johnson, one of the best running back prospects in the southeast, just made his decision. Johnson, from Loganville, Ga., committed to LSU.
"In the end I picked LSU because of their coaching staff, the environment and playing early," Johnson said via text message. "This was the best school for me."
Johnson, a powerful back with good speed and hands, is one of the better "bigger" backs in the nation. At 6-1 and 217 pounds, he has deceptive speed and runs with very good power. Johnson can also be a receiver out of the backfield, showing soft hands and the ability to catch the ball in traffic. He'll be a perfect fit in the LSU offensive system.
"Yea, I think I am because I believe I am an every down back. And it works out nicely because their bigger backs are leaving."
Johnson says he committed to LSU over Florida. He was also considering Oklahoma, Penn State, Michigan State, Tennessee, Florida State, Kentucky and others. Last season at Buford High School he helped led Wolves to a state championship after rushing for over 1,300 yards and 21 scores. He's a four-star back and ranked No. 14 overall.