Johnson juices Gators with commitment No. 16

By Adam Silverstein
October 7, 2010

Just under two months after receiving their last verbal commitment, the Florida Gators received word Thursday from three-star defensive back Chris “Juice” Johnson (Ocala, FL) that he plans to attend and play football at the University of Florida next year, according to Justin Wells of 247Sports.

Johnson picked Florida over South Carolina; he also had offers from Louisville, Marshall and a handful of other colleges.

Scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Gainesville, FL, Saturday for the LSU game, Johnson decided to commit prior to the contest after finding out he received an ACT score high enough to grant him admission to the university.

He is projected to play strong safety at the next level as he is a physical player who prefers to initiate contact. ESPNU describes Johnson as “basically a linebacker in a safety’s body” who “covers the entire field and pursues with a non-stop motor.”

Photo Credit: David DePas/ESPN


  1. Jeff says:

    Great news!! Secondary haul over the past two years has been amazing

  2. SaraGator says:

    Welcome to the GatorNation, Juice!

  3. Fish-Gator-59 says:

    Welcome Juice…hope you will be a head-hunter with Elam.

  4. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Thus the recruiting machine continues to churn.

    Welcome aboard Juice! Wise decision, wise decision indeed.

  5. Luke says:

    Welcome to the Gator Nation! Don’t mind all of us fans that bitch, moan, and offer coaching tips and better schemes to run while you’re working your tail off and helping win games on the field. Be glad you’re a 3-star recruit as well. That gives you much more room to improve and possibly get less scrutiny.

    Go Gators!

  6. npgator says:

    I really like this new Gator and his attitude about being a Gator! Welcome to the Gator Nation Juice!

  7. Wingtee says:

    I’m happy that we beat out Charlie Strong and Louisville for his services

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