Contrary to published reports in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely defensive back Patrick Johnson has not given a verbal commitment to the University of Miami.
"No I haven't committed," Johnson said.
The paper reported that Johnson, along with Pahokee (Fla.) defensive tackle Micanor Regis had given verbal commitments to the Hurricanes. The article had quotes from Regis, but none from Johnson.
Despite the fact that the Rivals.com Junior All-American has not given the Canes his verbal, it's clear that Miami, which sent him a written scholarship offer in the mail this past week, is his leader.
"I haven't committed," he said. "But I may go there, though."
Johnson added that he has liked the Hurricanes for some time.
"They are a good football team and they are no doubt my team since I was eight years old," Johnson said. "I've liked them since they had Ken Dorsey and players like that."
The 6-foot, 180-pounder said that he may take an unofficial visit to the Coral Gables campus in the near future.
"I might go over there," he said. "Me and my father."
Johnson visited Florida State unofficially this weeekend for the Seminoles Junior Day event and added that he enjoyed his time in Tallahassee.
Johnson, who is a member of the Rivals100 and Rivals250 to watch for the Class of 2008 and considered one of the top prospects in Broward County, has scholarship offers from multiple programs, including the Canes, Seminoles, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and others.