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Miami WR shines in spring game

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MIAMI- Miami (Fla.) Northwestern wide receiver Aldarius Johnson showed why he is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the Southeast on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pounder had a game-high six receptions for 100 yards as his high school team won a jamboree contest against Belle Glades Glades Central, 42-21. Following the contest, Johnson talked about his performance and the current state of his recruitment.
"I came out the first half a little sluggish, but I came out in the second half strong," Johnson said. "(Northwestern quarterback and fellow Division I-A prospect) Jacory Harris did a good job of getting everybody the ball."
The showing in the game caps a productive spring for Johnson.
"I got stronger, faster and quicker (during the spring)," Johnson, who has been timed as fast as 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash, said. "I also got my plays down."
On the recruiting front, Johnson remains open about his college choice.
"There are a lot of schools (recruiting me)," he said. "(Including) Florida and Miami," Johnson said. "But I am not committed to anybody. I am open to any school."
Right now the Gators appear to be the most aggressive.
"Florida is recruiting me the hardest," he said. "They've been telling me a lot of stuff."
Johnson talked about what he is looking for in a college.
"I just want to make the right decision," he said. "I want to go someplace where I know I can go play and fit into the system."
This summer, Johnson plans to continue to improve.
"I am going to Work out and work on my craft that I've got to work on," Johnson said, adding that he plans to camp at Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
Johnson had more than 1,300 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns during his junior year as Northwestern finished unbeaten and won the Florida Class 6A championship.
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