Dalton’s Luke Johns commits to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech's flag is waved after the conclusion of the NCAA college football game between the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Tech beat UGA 28-27. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)

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Georgia Tech's flag is waved after the conclusion of the NCAA college football game between the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Tech beat UGA 28-27. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)

Southeast Whitfield County High School’s Luke Johns became the 12th verbal commit of Georgia Tech’s 2018 recruiting class on Friday morning.

The 6-foot-5, 233 pound defensive end from Dalton announced his commitment on Friday on Twitter after a visit on Thursday.

"All the long trips we made to visit colleges was a great experience but after my visit yesterday I am very excited to announce that I'm committing to Georgia Tech! Go yellow jackets!" Johns wrote in part.

The 3-star recruit chose Georgia Tech over Air Force, Army, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Mercer, Rutgers and 12 other schools, according to 247 Sports.

Johns was one of three 2018 recruits to verbally commit to Georgia Tech in 24 hours along with 3-star offensive guard Mike Maye and 3-star athlete Jaylon King who both committed on Thursday.