Three-star athlete Kylan Johnson flips to Florida

By Adam Silverstein
February 2, 2015

Adding to its recent recruiting haul on Monday, the Florida Gators picked up a commitment from three-star athlete/safety Kylan Johnson (Dallas, TX).

Johnson (6-foot-3, 210 pounds), who committed to Kansas State just three days ago, received an offer from Florida on Friday morning and took an official visit to see the Gators over the weekend, according to 247Sports‘ Ryan Bartow, who first reported Johnson’s latest decision.

“I felt Florida was way better than Kansas State,” Johnson told Bartow. “They are giving me the opportunity to show I can play. I’m going to play safety for Florida but also may return kicks and play some wildcat quarterback.”

Listed as the 88th best safety nationally, Johnson was recruited by Gators linebackers coach Randy Shannon, who has already made an impact on the recruiting trail for Florida. Where Johnson will shine for UF is as a multi-purpose athlete who will eventually be placed in an appropriate role by head coach Jim McElwain and the staff.

Johnson also claimed offers from Arkansas, Wisconsin and UCLA.

He is the sixth 2015 commitment that the Gators have added in the last nine days, all of which have been three-star prospects. Florida now has 14 total pledges for the Class of 2015.
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* Dillon is expected to flip from UF to LSU.

2 Comments

  1. Marc says:

    Looks kinda tall and thin for a safety, but certainly can see the athleticism.

    As for getting all these 3-star guys, I think its interesting to look at who they also had offers from – UCLA, Wisconsin, Miami, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pitt, VT, etc. I understand that we are trying to compete for championships and most of those schools haven’t sniffed one in many years, but it’s not like these guys were only on the radar of mid-majors. Seems like we are getting quality (possibly underrated) talent with some big names still on the board come signing day. Can’t really ask for more given the circumstances.

    • Michael Jones says:

      Well said, Marc.

      I would add that to me there’s a whole different feel around the program. . a whole different aura.

      And I would further add that we’ve got some darn nice talent already on the roster, so it’s not like the cupboard’s bare.

      Go Gators!!!

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