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2013 Georgia Football Recruiting: WR Rico Johnson Commits On The Spot To Be A Bulldog

The Georgia Bulldogs had a rough week after two players de-committed from their 2013 class, but on Saturday they got some good news when Swainsboro, Ga., wide receiver Rico Johnson verbally committed to Georgia. Johnson has been under the radar since he had to sit out his sophomore season since he transferred schools, and prior to attending the Georgia camp he had no offers.

Johnson was at Georgia's camp on Saturday and was offered a scholarship as a wide receiver. It did not take Johnson long to say yes to Georgia head coach Mark Richt:

Toward the end of camp, UGA coach Mark Richt called Johnson over to speak. "He said ‘How would you like to be a Dawg?' It made me cry. I went over and talked to my coach and my mom. Then I went back over to Coach Richt and gave him my full commitment to be a Dawg. He gave me a hug and said ‘Welcome to the Dawg family.'"

Johnson is also a track star who won the AA Georgia state champion in the 100-meter dash and finished second in the 200 meters. At Saturday's camp, Johnson ran an unofficial time of 4.25 and 4.28 seconds in his 40-yard dash.

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