The Miami Hurricanes are having a stellar year so far on the recruiting trail and that continued when they landed a pledge from 4-Star safety Jaquan Johnson.
“Committed to the University of Miami,” Johnson announced via twitter. “Thank the Man above for the opportunity!”
The 5’10, 180-pounder is also a running back. He attends Killian High School in Miami, Florida. After an official visit to Miami, his third since March, his mind was made up.
“To me, I think it just felt like the right time,” Killian coach Cory Johnson said via Chris Hays of The Orlando Sentinel. “They all have great coaches, great facilities, but when it comes down to it, no matter how man offers a kid gets, whether it’s one or 20 or 30, you can only go to one school. All of them are storied programs with great coaches and great facilities. It all comes down to what a person feels inside, what’s most comfortable for him. It’s his home, he’s always been a UM fan, that was his choice. That was the school he always rooted for.”
Johnson is ranked as the country’s ninth-best safety prospect, the 26th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 173rd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Johnson also holds offers from the Central Florida Knight, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators and LSU Tigers, among others.
Johnson is the Hurricanes’ 23rd commitment. Their class ranks 11th nationally and third in the ACC.
— Jaquan Johnson (@AuthenticMade_Q) August 20, 2014