Cape Coral (Fla.) wide receiver Taurus Johnson has had his name overshadowed somewhat by the likes of Fred Rouse, O.J. Murdock, Mike Moore and other top wide receivers in the Sunshine State. However, he is moving up the charts and reaching the elite status of the aforementioned prospects.
“My three newest offers are from South Florida, Florida Atlantic and Miami,” Johnson said. “When I got my Florida offer I was blown away and the Miami offer makes me feel the same way. I mean I was surprised and shocked that they thought enough of me to offer me a scholarship. I just couldn’t believe it.”
The 6-foot-0, 185-pound Johnson had an impressive performance at the NIKE camp in Miami. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds and the shuttle in 4.43 seconds.
“I would say that my top five are Florida, Miami, Clemson, Auburn and South Florida,” Johnson said. “I would have to say that Florida is No. 1, Miami is No. 2 and then there is everyone else.”
As a junior Johnson caught 30 passes for 831 passes for seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 215 yards.
“I grew up a big Florida fan and that is my dream school,” Johnson said. “That is the school I have always wanted to go to and I am thinking really hard about pursuing my degree and playing football there.
Even though I have it pretty narrowed down I still want to take all of my official visits to make 100-percent sure on where I want to go. I think that if you have the visits then you should take them.”
In addition to the NIKE camp the only other camp he has attended this summer is Florida, where he was given the coaches award and the “Best Hands” award.