BYU football gets verbal from Massachusetts corner

Credit Danny Ainge with an assist for the latest verbal commitment to the BYU football program.

Jordan Johnson, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback from Springfield, Mass., has pledged to sign with the Cougars in February. He informed coach Bronco Mendenhall about his decision Thursday.

Jordan said he learned about BYU from his uncle, who works with Ainge, the former Cougar basketball star, and Danny's son, Austin, who also played at BYU. They are all employed by the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge is the franchise's general manager.

"They had a lot of positive things to say about BYU, so I wanted to go out there and see it," said Johnson, who participated in BYU's non-padded camp. "I like everything there — the environment, the coaching staff. It was a great experience."

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