OL Roderick Johnson recommits to the Gators

By Adam Silverstein
December 9, 2012

The Florida Gators added a third new member to their 2013 recruiting class on Sunday – a player familiar to those that follow the process – as three-star offensive lineman Roderick Johnson (Delray Beach, FL) announced via social media that he has recommitted to continuing his career in Gainesville, FL.

“Its official gator nation Im back,” he tweeted.

Johnson was originally Florida’s 11th commitment for the 2013 cycle, giving head coach Will Muschamp his pledge on March 25. However, he began wavering in his decision after learning that recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill resigned before the season.

He eventually decommitted on Aug. 13 with reports at the time noting that he had been put “on notice” by the Gators coaching staff due to concerns about the player’s supposedly shaky academic standing.

Now less than four months later, Johnson is back in the fold and has become the 24th member of Florida’s 2013 class and 25th new player set to join the program.

Listed as a four-star prospect by ESPN, he will be the fifth offensive lineman to join the Gators this offseason. Florida already had verbal pledges from three-star Cameron Dillard (Canton, MI), three-star Octavius Jackson (Moultrie, GA) and three-star JUCO transfer Trenton Brown (Milledgeville, GA). UF will also have Tyler Moore (Clearwater, FL), a four-star prospect who played for Nebraska in 2011, transfer in from a community college that does not field a football team.

Johnson is third player and second offensive lineman that committed to the Gators on Sunday. Brown announced his intentions early in the morning, and four-star linebacker Matt Rolin (Ashburn, VA) switched his pledge to Florida in the afternoon.


  1. kb_gators says:

    Wow, the rich get richer.

  2. DGlockUF says:

    With Roderick and Tre Bro joining the Gator Nation, is Laremy all but a bulldog?

  3. Aaron says:

    I gave up on Tunsil the minute he said he liked Georgia’s fanbase more than ours.

  4. Aaron says:

    Also, Adam. How many more recruits can we sign? Who do you think we finish the class with?

    • It all depends on how much attrition there is. The absolute maximum number Florida can have is 34 – 9 in the spring, which can count back to 2012, and 25 in the summer. Moore doesn’t count as he’s coming in from a community college.

      That means at a max Florida could take 10 more players – if they have enough roster spots and can count a full nine players back to 2012.

  5. Walt P says:

    Wow Now let’s hope they all clear with academics. All we need now is more WRs to commit. Go Gators

  6. Jw says:

    What about the receiver Laquon treadwell?

  7. Joe says:

    Can’t get real excited about someone that committed, de-committed and then re-committed. Is a re-commitment any more binding than a commitment? And is a commitment from someone that was committed elsewhere any more concrete than one from someone who has committed only once and stuck with it? Of course I’m being sarcastic, NONE of this commitment, de-commitment and twitter rumblings means a hill of beans until the LOI is faxed it, but we have to have something to do until Capital One Bowl Week (which is 15 days by the way 12/18-1/1 per ESPN’s website). Anyway I’m glad we have Adam to keep all this mess straight.

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