To label Netori Johnson as confident would be an understatement.
Take last weekend, for example, when the 4-star offensive lineman made the trek to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Alabama-LSU game.
Johnson added his Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) teammate Johnny Thomas, Jr., a Louisiana native, to his guest list to prove a point — he wanted to show him that Alabama’s defense would shut down Leonard Fournette.
“I brung him all the way with us to see LSU,” Johnson said jokingly. “That’s how comfortable I was. I knew they were going to stop (Fournette).”
Fournette rushed for a season-low 31 yards on 19 carries, and Johnson had the last laugh.
“I knew they weren’t going to let him rush for 100 some yards,” Johnson said.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound junior and Alabama commit said his unofficial visit was by and large a success. He spoke with several members of the coaching staff, including outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal.
But aside from the atmosphere, crowd and flashing lights, nothing impressed him more than seeing Alabama top LSU 31-16.
“I was impressed with a lot of things, especially with them wiping LSU off,” Johnson said.
He is rated as the No. 12 player in Georgia in 2017.