Florida wide receiver commit Isaiah Johnson competed in Florida’s 7-on-7 camp Friday with his high school teammates.
The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder from West Palm Beach Dwyer made a handful of plays throughout the tournament.
“It was fun,” he said. “I thought I did good. They were doubling me a lot, so I didn’t get to do as much as I wanted to.”
Johnson enjoyed being able to perform in front of the UF coaching staff, especially wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon, his primary recruiter.
“It’s a good feeling,” he said. “I really wanted them to see what kind of player I am. Coach Dixon said he loves me. He’s really excited that I’m a Gator. He told me there’s no reason why I can’t come in and play early.”
Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and three-stars by all other recruiting services, Johnson and the coaches believe he can be a versatile pass catcher in Florida’s offense.
“They told me I’m going to play inside and outside, just trying to create mismatches for me,” he said. “I’m an all-around receiver, and they told me I run good routes and I catch the ball well. So I see a big opportunity.”
Johnson decommitted from Miami on March 15 and pledged to the Gators five days later during his visit to UF.
“I feel at home here,” Johnson said when asked about his decision. “I love this city, I love this campus, I love this school and I love the coaches. It just feels right.”
However, recruiting has stopped for Johnson. Colleges have continued their pursuit and new offers keep coming.
One SEC program that offered last month interests him, but he doubts his commitment will change again.
“I’m going to take visits, but I’m a Florida Gator,” Johnson said. “The only (other) school I really like is Auburn, but it’s going to be hard for them. I want to be close to home and that’s Florida. There’s nothing Auburn has that’s not here.”