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National Signing Day 2011: OT Kelby Johnson Signs with Virginia

Kelby Johnson | Offensive Tackle | DeMatha Catholic HS (Hyattsville, Md.)
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6'8" / 285 lbs / 5.1 Video: [Rivals]

Rankings:
- ESPN:  3* / 75 Rating / #130 OT
- Rivals: 3* / 5.5 Rating / #16 State
- Scout: 3* / #113 OT
- _247: 3* 80 Rating

Other Offers: New Mexico

Notes:  Johnson is described as "a huge blocker that is built somewhat like a basketball player," with long arms that will serve him well to keep defenders at bay. In high school, he was pretty much bigger and taller than everyone around him, so he's a bit untested in so far as top-level competition is concerned. He has shown good ability to get up to the second level on the run, but is not particularly helpful on the pass protection and is not using his hands as well as he should be.

Quotables

"I like the atmosphere on campus and I was looking for a school I felt like it was a family. Guys from my school are going there and then, I just bonded with the team."

"I liked the coaches a lot too. I like how they run the program and they are great coaches. They all have good backgrounds. Coach London was at Virginia already and I mostly talk to Coach Poindexter and Moore. Those two are really great guys. Their offensive line coach knows how to get linemen and the whole staff likes to have fun."

Video highlights follow the jump.