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Johnson commits on the spot

Penn State picked up a commitment on Saturday from Richland (N.J.) St. Augustine Prep lineman Austin Johnson.

"I've just been going to a lot of camps lately, and Penn State was my dream school," he said. " Once they put [the offer] out there, actually they had no idea I was coming to camp but I was supposed to contact a coach but I didn't. They offered me and I took it the day of, I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's my dream school. I love it."

The Nittany Lions are recruiting the 6-foot-4, 277-pound Johnson as a defensive tackle. Johnson worked at the camp with assistant coach Larry Johnson.

"I was with him last year when I went to the four day camp," he said. "He just talked to me before the offer came about. I knew him before, we were close, he liked me a lot and I liked him as a coach, that's why I want to go to Penn State."

Johnson said that he also had offers from Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse, Villanova and Tulane.

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