AUBURN, Ala. – Defensive tackle prospect Toby Johnson was thought to be deciding between Auburn and Mississippi State today. But at the last minute, he selected Georgia, first reported by the Hutchinson (Kan.) News and later confirmed by the Blue Dragons’ official Twitter account.
A four-star recruit, Johnson is rated the No. 8 overall junior college recruit, and No. 3 defensive tackle, by 247Sports.com. He entered the 2012 season as the top prospect overall, but tore his ACL and MCL near the end of Hutchinson’s 9-3 season, and his status for 2013 is in doubt.
The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Johnson was named second-team NJCAA All-American, tallying 37 tackles (12 solo), including 6.5 for a loss and four passes defended.
Other Hutchinson products who did sign with Auburn this year were defensive tackle Ben Bradley, offensive lineman Devonte Danzey and linebacker Kenny Flowers. Former quarterback Chris Todd also came to Auburn via Hutchinson.