Cape Coral, Fla., wide receiver Taurus Johnson is one of the fastest rising prospects not only in the Southeast, but in the whole nation. He has picked up offers from coast to coast, but he finally got his dream offer and jumped on it.
“I am committed to the University of Florida,” Johnson said. “It has always been my dream to play for the University of Florida. When Florida offered I decided to jump all over it and go ahead and commit.”
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.
“As far as I'm concerned, I'm going to Florida to play football,” Johnson said. “I told them when they called that I am coming to Florida. I plan on signing a football scholarship with them in February. I am still probably going to take official visits to Auburn, Clemson and South Florida, but I’m not even sure about that. You can mark me down as a solid commitment.”
As a junior Johnson caught 30 passes for 831 passes for seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 215 yards.
“It is a good environment,” Johnson said. “The players are a huge family and that is what I'm looking for. I like the coaches a lot. They are great coaches. Florida is definitely a good place to play some football and go to school.”
“I had offers from Southern Cal, Miami, Florida State, Iowa, Wisconsin and just about everybody else,” Johnson said. “Florida seemed like they would never offer, but when they did it was like a dream come true and that is where I knew I wanted to be.”
Johnson is ranked as the No. 30 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 37 player in Florida by Rivals.com. He is currently a three star prospect, but will get a serious look at four stars when the rankings are updated in October.