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PSU's Johnson is Big Ten's top recruiter

The 2010 recruiting classes are signed and sealed, and ESPN Recruiting's JC Shurburtt is handing out awards for the top recruiters in each conference.

His pick for the Big Ten comes as no surprise: Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson.

Johnson's name is always mentioned among the nation's top recruiters, and for good reason. His recruiting exploits in the Maryland/Washington D.C./Virginia area are a big reason Penn State rarely sees any drop-off in the defensive front seven.

Shurburtt praises Johnson for helping to sign defensive end Dakota Royer and defensive tackle Evan Hailes, both ESPNU 150 prospects, for Penn State's nationally ranked 2010 class.