Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
The Panthers face the No. 4 Fighting Irish this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Pitt begins practice under Paul Chryst on Thursday, March 15.
2012: Played in 10 games, serving on special teams (PAT/field goal units) and as a reserve offensive guard.
2011: Did not play in any games.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Considered one of the top offensive line prospects in the Maryland/District of Columbia region following an accomplished career at DeMatha Catholic...consensus first-team All-Maryland selection...earned All-Metropolitan honors from The Washington Post, Washington D.C. Pigskin Club and DCSportsFan.com...All-Gazette...All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)...vital cog up front for DeMatha's powerful offense...the Stags averaged more than 35 points per game, while their top two rushers averaged nearly nine yards per carry...helped DeMatha to a combined 22-2 (.917) record his final two years...played in two WCAC championship games for DeMatha, including his junior year when the Stags captured the title...selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star Game (Baltimore vs. D.C.)...rated one of the country's top 35 offensive guards by Rivals and Scout...PrepStar All-Atlantic Region...rated the No. 13 overall prospect in Maryland by Rivals and No. 14 by Scout...rated the No. 23 overall prospect in the Mid-Atlantic Region by SuperPrep...played under Coach Bill McGregor.
PERSONAL: Shane Everett Johnson Jr., born 8/10/92, is the son of Shane and Alisha Johnson Sr....has one sister...media and professional communications major.
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