Johnson (No. 53, 2013) commits to Virginia Tech

Drew Johnson has given a verbal commitment to play for Virginia Tech in the fall of 2013. Johnson also made unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State.

Johnson, who attends Northwest Guilford High in Greensboro, N.C., chose Virginia Tech for the school’s academic reputation and also for the opportunity to play and practice under head coach Jay Hardwick and associate coach Brian Sharp. Johnson was drawn to the coaches because an older cousin – Jeff Haley, who now work’s for the the PGA Tour agronomy group – played for them in the mid 1980s.

"The River Course and the practice facilities at Virginia Tech are world class," Johnson said. "I know developing there will help me reach to my goal of playing on tour."

Johnson received the USGA/AJGA President’s Leadership Award in 2010 for his work with Special Olympics. He also finished 12th at this year’s Jones Cup Junior, and third in last year’s Joe Cheves Junior. He missed advancing out of U.S. Open local qualifying by a single shot.

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