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UB lands Sweet Home QB

The University at Buffalo received its second verbal commitment in as many days, landing Sweet Home quarterback Jordan Johnson.

Johnson, who attended the second session of the Bulls Junior/Senior Camp at UB Stadium on Sunday informed the staff of his intentions Monday afternoon.

"I felt like they gave me the best opportunity to play Division I football," Johnson told The News. "It's close to home and my family can watch me play football and show what I can do on the field. The have a good academic program and academics come first."

Johnson, who plans to major in broadcasting or sports management, received interest from Syracuse, Connecticut and Boston College among others. UB considers Johnson an athlete, much like Niagara Falls quarterback Dale Stewart, who is a true freshman for the Bulls.

"It's really not determined which position I will play," Johnson said. "We'll know by the time next season starts."

One of the more exciting players in Western New York, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Johnson passed for 1,042 yards, rushed for 1,182 yards and 25 TDs as a junior.

Johnson's commitment comes on the heels of the Bulls landing linebacker Adrian Lindsey from South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Ga., who verballed to UB on Sunday. Coach Jeff Quinn, recruiting coordinator Ernest Jones and the rest of the staff is once again striking early on the recruiting trail. Johnson is the fourth prospect to commit to UB joining Lindsey, Depew offensive tackle Jaden Cotton and Canisius guard Corey Madlock.

The Bulls also had four commitments this time last year, including Williamsville South quarterback Joe Licata.

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