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UCF first to offer in-state wide receiver

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Orlando (Fla.) Agape Christian Academy wide receiver Drico Johnson had turned in a number of strong camp performances leading up to the spring. Those performances allowed the small school wideout to enter the spring with many schools interested. Today, a local school pulled the trigger on him.
"I got my first offer, it came from UCF," Johnson said.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver talked about how the offer came to be.
"They came to my practice and checked me out," Johnson said. "They liked everything they saw from me catching the ball, running around, and going after it."
Johnson had an opportunity to speak to a pair of assistants from Central Florida, wide receivers coach David Kelly as well as defensive backs coach Sean Beckton, about the offer.
"We talked a good bit," Johnson said. "He told me what he liked about me. He said I was a hard-worker. They like how I am like a team leader. They just told me how they like me for their school."
The Central Florida prospect has previously visited UCF and came away impressed by the Knights.
"I liked the facilities a lot," Johnson said. "They have really nice facilities. I liked the indoor field. It felt like home. I mean it is home, but when I was on campus it felt like I was home away from home."
Other schools that have dropped by Agape Christian this spring include Iowa State, Memphis, South Florida, Temple, Washington State, and others. At this point, they are all trying to catch up to UCF for his services.
"I like that they are so close," Johnson said. "They are my leader. I definitely could see myself going there. I could commit to them. I like the school a lot. I know there will be other options, but I like them a lot. They are at the top of my list."
Johnson had previously indicated that he was likely to play his senior season at Dr. Phillips, but on Tuesday evening he stated that no decisions have been made at this point in regards to transferring schools.
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