Confusion surrounds the recruitment of the nations #1 ranked cornerback prospect, Patrick Johnson. The 6’1” 193lb senior from Ely High School in Pompano, FL has been adamant that he is unwavering on his verbal commitment to The U. CaneSport.com recently quoted Johnson sending out this message in response to message board rumors that he had decommitted from Miami…
“Just stay tuned. You’ll find out when I start (school) Jan. 7 at the University of Miami.”
While reaffirming his verbal commitment to Miami, Johnson also praises LSU, which he officially visited a couple weeks ago, and maintains that he is very interested in the Trojans. Johnson has made plans to officially visit USC in 3 weeks when the Trojans unleash hell on the lowly bruins in the Coliseum. This will be Johnson’s second visit to SC, as he unofficially visited during the summer when he
participated dominated USC’s Rising Star camp.
Rivals.com had this to say about Johnson after his performance during the Rising Star camp…
Johnson’s recovery speed also makes him special. In fact, he’s so good in this area that it almost seems like he tricks the quarterback and receiver into thinking they have an open play, but then closes on the ball so fast that an incompletion or turnover occurs.
A defensive back that creates turnovers? Now there’s a concept.
A commitment form Patrick Johnson would be a huge steal for the Trojans. Carroll and his assistant coaches are going to have to put on there game faces and put on a show for Johnson if they wish to steal him form the Canes.