It's showtime! As reported by Tharinger.com and Noleinsider, wide receiver De'Joshua Johnson has committed to FSU. This is the 'Noles 5th commitment for the 2009 recruiting class.
Hometown: Pahokee, FL (Pahokee High)
Weight: 145 lbs.
40-yd dash: 4.36
ESPN Rating: ESPNU 150 Watch List
Rivals.com Rating: 4*, 5.8, WR #27
Inside: Highlights and Scouting report, plus a little history!
Johnson comes from Pahokee High. The 'Noles have a long and fruitful history with Pahokee. The area is known as "the muck". If you're not familiar, you must read this story, complete with Bowden quotes. It's truly a fantastic read. Notable Pahokee Alumni include Seminole great Anquan Boldin.
Last year, while playing mostly quarterback for Pahokee HS, Johnson (who goes by DJJ) averaged 25 yards per catch as a wide receiver. As a quarterback, he led his team to the state championship. His other offers include Alabama, Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Auburn, South Florida, LSU, Michigan, Georgia, and Oklahoma State. Suffice to say, the kid is good.
But what makes DJJ so good? Energy. He is the spark. Johnson is explosive and electrifying. He is as quick as he is fast, reaching top speed in his first step. He shows the ability to get off the line with burst and quickness and is a tough guy to press. Shows exceptional separation on vertical routes. Consistently turns defensive backs around and shows the ability to explode into and out of his cuts. Has the rare ability to stop and start with no wasted motion and is a terror in space. He has excellent hands, shows the ability to snatch on the run and can get up field immediately. Shows good body control, can adjust to poorly-thrown balls and has a second gear when tracking down vertical throws. Can create separation immediately in tight man-to-man matchups. Runs crisp routes, knows how to get open and is very fluid. Has rare change-of-direction, is a threat after the catch and is elusive in the open field. Can be an explosive returner in the kicking game. Johnson can flat-out run and he is a player all coaches covet because he causes problems in space. Johnson must be accounted for when split out in the slot and teams will regret playing without the extra defensive back. (Portions from Scouts,Inc)
Johnson has originally planned to commit to the 'Noles on September 27th, the anniversary of the date where his former teammate Norman "Pooh" "7" Griffith was tragically shot an killed. Here are two videos on Griffith.
Johnson speaks in both videos.
If Johnson has a comparison, he's Bert Reed, but quicker. A lifelong 'Nole fan, he's a great addition to the Seminole family! He will be at the July 18th Seminole Showtime camp and plans to electrify everyone in attendance. Johnson has also been recruiting other players to join the Seminoles, including South Florida Studs lamarcus Joyner (top cornerback in America) and teammate Chris Dunkley, to name a few.
The TomahawkNation.com recruiting map has been updated to reflect the commitment.
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