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Virginia Tech football: 4-star corner Cam Johnson commits to the Hokies

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This is another big get for Justin Fuente and the Hokies

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The Virginia Tech Hokies landed a big commitment on Saturday when four-star cornerback Cam Johnson pledged to the Hokies.

The Baltimore, Maryland native chose Virginia Tech over a final seven that included Maryland, Boston College, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Penn State. Essentially, this was a two-team battle between the Hokies and Boston College.

The 6-foot-0, 165-pound corner has the skill set to be an outstanding corner at the next level. Of course, Johnson is going to need to add strength, which shouldn’t be an issue once he gets to Blacksburg.

The great thing about Johnson is there is no debating if he will play corner or safety. Johnson is 100% a cornerback, much like D.J. Harvey from the 2021 class. Mansoor Delane, who committed to Virginia Tech earlier in the week, could play either safety or corner at the next level.

Johnson’s primary recruiter was cornerbacks coach Ryan Smith. Smith is having an outstanding year on the recruiting trail.

Johnson has been to Blacksburg on at least two occasions this summer, one of which was an official visit. He spoke with Brian Dohn of 247Sports about why Virginia Tech was the right fit for him.

“When I made my visit to campus, how things were there really stood out,” Johnson said. “I have a good relationship with the coaches and I like the feel of the program. I like the campus. It was a place I could see myself at.”

Virginia Tech’s rich history of putting defensive backs in the NFL helped, too.

Johnson is commitment No. 22 in Virginia Tech’s 2022 recruiting class. Unfortunately, Tech lost the commitment of linebacker Xavier Simmons on Saturday, who backed off his pledge to the Hokies and committed to Missouri. That was a surprise.

The Hokies hope to add in-state prospect Tyler Banks sometime soon to this class. I’ve watched Banks. I think he is ranked too low.

I love the addition of Delane and Johnson this week. Overall, it was a good week for the Hokies.

Welcome to Blacksburg, Cam.