UGA Commit Netori Johnson Has a Hairy Deal with Sam Pittman

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UGA Commit Netori Johnson Has a Hairy Deal with Sam Pittman

Jim Chaney, Netori Johnson and Elijah Holyfield
Jim Chaney, Netori Johnson and Elijah Holyfield at Kirby Smart Camps, June 2016
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

 
 
Netori Johnson is noted for his hair, its color, that is. Johson has been coloring his locks vividly since middle school, and he has struck a deal with Georgia’s offensive line coach that will allow him to continue to display his glorious mane.
 
 

“I’m most definitely going to keep it through college,” Johnson said of his colorful hair last week at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge Presented by Under Armour – this time red with flashes of purplish pink.
 
“Coach Pittman was saying if I play up to my potential then he’ll let me keep it. If I don’t he’s going to make me take it out. That’s motivation to keep my hair because this is a part of me and this is what I like.”
 
“I started off with basic blonde and I felt like throwing some color in there. I asked my mom if I could do red and once I did red I started doing all types of colors. After that I’ve been switching it up. I asked my mom if I could do two colors. I just did it and everybody started liking it so I kept two colors. I just go to the beauty supply store and I grab the two colors I want and I’m going to put them in my hair.”

https://n.rivals.com/news/johnson-s-hair-performance-stand-out-at-five-star-challenge
 
 

Netori Johnson
Netori Johnson
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

 
 
At Dawg Night 2015 Netori chose a lovely pink and green combo for the occasion:
 

 
 
Here are Netori’s junior season highlights:

 
 
 
 
 
 

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