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Palmetto defender commits to Winthrop

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Walker Johnson, a Class of 2012 defender prospect from Fort Mill, S.C., has verbally committed to Winthrop, ESPNHS learned Thursday.

Johnson received first-team All-Region 4-AAA and second-team Rock Hill Herald all-area honors last season at Fort Mill (Fort Mill, S.C.). Fort Mill went 18-7-0 last season.

He plays club soccer for Palmetto United 93 Premier.

Johnson is the first confirmed Class of 2012 commitment for Winthrop.