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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Dior Johnson signs with the Golden Gophers

Dior is officially a Golden Gopher!

Vitals:

Name: Dior Johnson
Position: Safety
Hometown/School: Southfield (MI), Southfield High School
Profile: 247Sports Profile // Scroll of the Sworn!
Rating: - 0.8574 Composite Score

How he fits:

Dior could easily develop into a complete safety prospect for Coach Sawvel, one who is physical enough to fill run fits in the alleys and the box, or turn and run with tight ends/slot receivers. He can play center field, though he's at his best moving forward. The length and speed combo may also allow the staff to use Johnson in the role Cedric Thompson played this season, which was more coverage and match-up based.

Chances to play in 2014:

They could redshirt Dior, but they won't. He may have the highest ceiling of any prospect Sawvel has brought in to date, and they'll want to get him groomed for 2016 and beyond.