Forget Bleacher Report. D.J. Johnson is making a video splash on his own.
Johnson, a star defensive end at Burbank High in Sacramento, decided to pledge his future to Miami after the school’s annual Paradise camp. He made the announcement after returning home to California, and he did it with a long, expansive video that was equal parts Friday and Miracle on 34th Street (the 1947 edition, because of the mail). In the end, Johnson committed to Miami before spooling directly into highlight footage from Johnson’s work at Burbank and an outro that featured a long tribute to late, great Miami safety Sean Taylor.
Johnson’s pledge gives the Hurricanes another major four-star recruit, and is the 17th member of the program’s Class of 2017, which is rapidly rising up the national ranks. Johnson is allegedly one of ‘three or four’ silent commitments that Richt received at the Paradise event, with more to come forward.
Whether they’ll do so with their own, elaborate home videos remains to be seen. We’re all for it.