Central Bucks South QB Matt Johns issues oral declaration to Virginia
A quarterback from southeastern Pennsylvania is now a Virginia Cavalier.
Matt Johns, a 6’5, 200-pound senior-to-be for Warrington-based Central Bucks South High school, issued an oral declaration to Virginia Saturday, according to national recruiting service Rivals.com. The Cavs were the only program to offer the Titan field general, who also received interest from Boston College, Penn State, Pitt and Syracuse.
Johns is the third Keystone State field general this 2012 recruiting class to make a choice of a Division-1 college pre-season, joining Bloomsburg Area’s Blake Rankin (Rutgers) and Pittsburgh Central Catholic’s Perry Hills (Maryland). Including the three field generals who have chosen colleges already, there are to date a total of 18 potential Division-1 quarterbacks in Pennsylvania for the 2012 recruiting class.
Johns may have flown under the radar because the Titans finished 4-6 overall a season ago. But he served as one of the critical offensive weapons for the blue and white, connecting on 114-of-214 passes (53.3 percent) for 1,701 yards and 16 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He threw for at least 100 yards in each of the Titans’ 10 games, throwing for 200+ yards four times and finishing five games with at least a pair of scoring passes. #5 also added 279 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 62 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per rush attempt.
For his career, Johns has thrown for 2,486 yards and 23 touchdowns, completing 164-of-328 passes (50 percent). He has a chance of reaching 4,000 passing yards in his career and would become the first quarterback in CB South history to reach the milestone.
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