Four-star linebacker selects Bulldogs over Auburn, Florida, Tennessee and Maryland


St. Frances rising senior linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson announced, on Wednesday, that he is committing to the University of Georgia to continue his academic and football career. He made his decision from a group of finalists that included Auburn, Florida, Tennessee and Maryland.

Johnson, the nation’s 2,214th overall prospect according to 247Sports, was rated the No. 14 outside linebacker in his class, and the No. 11 overall prospect in Maryland. He stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 235-pounds.

“The reason why I picked UGA is because I feel as though I trust them the most,” said Dumas-Johnson. “Coach (Kirby) Smart and his staff I believe they can help me take my talents to next level.”

Johnson made the announcement in a video post on social media on what would have been his late father’s birthday. Acknowledging his dad, Dumas-Johnson said, “Rest in peace, pops, you are the reasons I go so hard.”

Sports Illustrated offered the following description of Dumas-Johnson’s talents.

“The star linebacker plays in a controlled, yet physical manner and absolutely drops the hammer when he arrives to the ball carrier. Dumas-Johnson is instinctive and always seems to put himself in position to make a play. Rarely do you see him get off balance or overextended. He has the speed to trail the ball just enough to be in great shape when a ball carrier turns up-field and when they do, Jamon is there to deliver a devastating strike more often than not.”