December 20, 2011

Elite junior interested in Ohio State

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With National Signing Day for the 2012 class less than two months away, the Buckeyes are already getting a head start on the 2013 crop. Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit wide receiver Travis Johnson is one of the nation's top junior receivers and has had an Ohio State offer for quite some time. Though Johnson hasn't had a chance to speak with new head coach Urban Meyer, the 6-foot-4, 204-pounder was excited to hear the news about Meyer's hiring.

"I actually like it," said Johnson. "Florida was actually my top school for a while and I know he had been there for a while and built that program up. Ohio State is (near) the top of my list so hopefully my senior year I can take a visit there."

While a lot of things can change over the coming months, Johnson has already identified Ohio State as a school that he would like to take an official visit to when the time comes.

"It's definitely one of the schools that I want to take one of my official visits to," he said. "Them and Notre Dame, those are like the two right now that I know I want to visit."

Johnson is hoping to get out to on some unofficial visits during the off-season but as of now he hasn't had the time to set anything up officially.

"We have one more day of school left until our break," he explained. "After tomorrow, I'm going to sit down and look at everything and decide which schools I want to get out and see."

On the field, Johnson recently wrapped up his junior season and he was pretty satisfied with his results, despite playing in a more run-oriented offense.

"It was pretty good," he said. "We had a more of a rushing attack this year. A lot of upperclassmen got some exposure this year which was good. I had like five or six touchdowns this year."

With 34 offers already to his credit, Johnson will certainly be one of the more heavily pursued prospects in Florida for the 2013 class. He took the time to assess his strengths on the field and give a glimpse of why he is such a highly recruited player.

"I would say being physical," he said. "Coaches have told me that, recruiters and analysts, just people that have seen me play say that I'm a physical player. I get off the press real easy and stuff like that. I've got good hands and good footwork. I'm working on getting out of my breaks."


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