Johnson Remains Strong Commitment

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast junior quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been committed to Florida State for over a year now. Johnson says that he is not only firm in his commitment, but he is also one of the Seminoles main recruiters.

"I'm committed to FSU," Johnson said. "I spoke to them yesterday. I've been trying to recruit [2014 wide receiver] Travis Rudolph and [2015 running back] Jacques Patrick the hardest."

Johnson was paying attention to the Noles season opener last Monday. He wasn't surprised at how Jameis performed because he had seen it all summer when they were working out together.

"You know I thought coach [Jimbo] Fisher did a great job with the play calling," Johnson said. "Really putting Jameis in his comfort zone and playing to his advantage. I was not surprised with what Jameis did because over the summer I spent a lot of time with him and I saw his work ethic and knew he was going to be fine."

Johnson also hasn't failed to notice that quarterbacks that play for Jimbo Fisher get drafted very high in the NFL. That and the storied tradition of the Noles were two of the main reasons that he committed to Florida State back in 2012. Johnson will be attending the Maryland-Florida State game on Oct. 5 as well as being in Clemson, S.C. for the highly touted Florida State-Clemson game on Oct. 19.

Johnson believes that he will bring a lot to the table when he gets to Tallahassee. "I am going to bring leadership, play making ability, and all of the tangibles of a great quarterback by mastering the craft of being a quarterback," Johnson said.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Johnson led his team to a double overtime victory over Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher Friday night. Johnson threw for 136 yards one touchdown and one interception and ran for another 90 yards. First Coast will play Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines next on Friday Sep. 13.


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