Florida received a commitment from offensive lineman Roderick Johnson from American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Fla., during the weekend.
Johnson, who had offers from such schools as Louisville, South Florida and West Virginia, gave his pledge to the Gators after watching a spring practice session on Saturday.
“I loved it,” Johnson told the Gainesville Sun. “It was high tempo and high intensity, which is how we practice at my school. So I was very comfortable. I felt like strapping up.”
Johnson will have a chance to do that early in his career at Florida. The Gators are looking for help on the offensive line.
“The coaches discussed the depth chart with me and I was quite astonished by it because I will have the opportunity to see the field as a young player,” Johnson said. “That means a lot to me. I’m fired up about it.”
Florida’s coaches should be fired up to have their first commitment on the offensive line for the class of 2013. Johnson is Florida’s 11th commitment for 2013.