Cape Coral, Fla., wide receiver Taurus Johnson had been offered a scholarship by a couple of southern schools. A Big Ten school can be added to the list.
"Auburn was my first offer," Johnson said. Then Clemson. Then Illinois came."
"Right now Florida is my favorite school, then Miami. And I'm looking at possibly Auburn, South Florida, and Illinois."
"I'm going to Florida's camp this summer, then take my visits in January."
"I would like to visit Illinois. I've never been to the Midwest. It wouldn't bother me to go up there to Illinois. I like their coaches and the offense they run."
The 6-foot-0 and 185 pound Johnson caught 48 passes for 898 yards during his junior season. Johnson averaged 20 yards a catch and scored seven times. He was named all-conference and second team all-state.