Desperately trying to bulk up in the trenches, the Florida Gators received some great news Sunday morning when three-star offensive lineman Roderick Johnson (Delray Beach, FL) took advantage of his late-February offer became the 11th player to commit to the team and join Florida’s 2013 recruiting class.
A long-time target of the Gators, Johnson chose Florida over offers from Auburn, Nebraska, South Florida and West Virginia.
He is the first offensive lineman to commit to UF for 2013, and his addition is undoubtedly a welcome development for head coach Will Muschamp and offensive line coach Tim Davis. Florida is desperately trying to get bigger on the offensive line. At 6’6” and 300 lbs. as a high school junior, Johnson fits the mold the coaching staff has set in place.
The Gators will continue pursuing offensive linemen to add to their 2013 class with their primary target being five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, FL), who is considered the best player at his position and No. 3 overall in the entire nation, according to Rivals.com. Florida is believed to be his leader, but he also has Georgia and Florida State vying for his services.
Johnson’s commitment was first reported by ESPN.