Top ULM Commit Bolts For Missouri

Top ULM Commit Bolts For Missouri

With the excitement of a local prospect staying closed to home hit the air waves Warhawk fans got pumped up for the early 2011 ULM recruiting class. Today however DT Gerrand Johnson changed his mind and committed to the Missouri Tigers instead. Get the scoop from Gerrand inside.

"First I want to say it was nothing ULM really did or didn't do, I just had some personal reasons for changing my mind", said Gerrand Johnson.

The nations #64 ranked DT is expected to graduate in December and be eligible to participate in spring drills but it will be for the Missouri Tigers instead of the ULM Warhawks.

"Missouri offered me way back when I got all my offers and I never took a visit. I had narrowed down my choices to ULM and Mississippi State but I had to make sure it was the right choice so I took a visit to MSU".

"One thing that stuck in my mind was on my official visit to ULM. One of the players asked me who I had offers from and I told him. His reaction was "and your coming to ULM?". That got me thinking a little and I wanted to see what Missouri had to offer to leave no doubts".

"I have always been upfront with Coach Berry so I called and told him personally that I was going to take a visit but I haven't heard back from him since".

As far as the ULM coaching staff goes Johnson said he hasn't talked with any of them since his official visit at the Southeastern game. "My coach was never involved with my recruitment, I always went through Coach Farmer and Coach Berry but here recently they have been going through my coach. I haven't talked with either of them since the SELA game".

The Warhawks have a glaring hole at the defensive tackle position and Johnson was being looked at to fill that void. The ULM recruiting class fell from #81 to #92 in the nation with the de-commitment of Johnson.

It will interesting to see if the Warhawks will now pursue highly touted defensive lineman Chucky Hunter from West Monroe now that Johnson has de-committed.

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