Despite taking an official visit to Georgia this past weekend, 2017 JUCO defensive back prospect Lonnie Johnson decided his heart was elsewhere.

Johnson made his commitment public on Tuesday night — pledging his services to Kentucky. He chose the Wildcats over Georgia and West Virginia.

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Ranked as the No. 5 junior college safety in the country by 247Sports, the 3-star will bolster a UK secondary in need of depth and talent.

Johnson is a big player — registering at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. Rangy in coverage, Johnson has the requisite athleticism needed to impact right away in Lexington. He will come in initially as a cornerback.

Johnson sited head coach Mark Stoops’s history of coaching defensive backs as a big reason for why he chose to commit to the program:

This is a big pickup for Kentucky. It gives the Wildcats 19 public commitments. Perhaps most importantly, Stoops and his staff were able to land a big-time player whilst going up against another SEC East program.