Johnson excited about commitment

Arizona secured a commitment from one of its top targets on Wednesday. Read on for his thoughts on his future role, the coaching staff, and more.

With Signing Day getting closer, Arizona's scholarship room is down and the Wildcats have focused on a handful of players that are their top targets.

On Wednesday, Arizona was able to secure one of those targets as 5-foot-8, 165-pound Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast athlete T.J. Johnson decided to make the decision to become a Wildcat.

"I liked Arizona and the coaching staff and players when I went and took a visit there," Johnson said. "I think I will be able to play early there as well."

Johnson had a handful of schools recruiting him, but says that Arizona's consistency is what led to him becoming a Wildcat.

"I was looking at West Virginia, but we lost contact a little" Johnson said. "South Florida then showed interest, but Arizona was really the only school that kept in consistent contact with me and showed the most interest. They would call and check on me when they could."

Although Johnson talked to numerous coaches throughout his recruitment, he says that his relationship with two particular coaches played a big role in his decision.

"I talked to Coach (Bill) Kirelawich and Coach (Calvin) Magee," Johnson said. "They said I fit real good at slot receiver and they will move me around and make sure I get the ball in open space. I feel like I am explosive once I get the ball in my hands."

In addition to the way Arizona plays, Johnson's decision had a lot to do with the fact that he believes in the coaching staff.

"I like the offense and the way they practice and play is high paced and fast tempo," he said. "I just got the feeling that this coaching staff will turn Arizona around."

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