While DeJoshua Johnson favored Florida State since he was young he wanted to come into the recruiting process with an open mind. After visiting a few schools and listening to what coached from other programs across the nation had to say, Johnson came to the realization today that FSU was the place for him. DeJoshua told NoleDigest that he is relieved that the process is over and no he is ready to move on.
"It's a relief man," Johnson said, "and I just wanted to get it done and out of the way because I've known where I have always wanted to go. I've got some stuff going on so I didn't want to get distracted by the coaches coming and calling. Also I was kind of tired of the process. With this commitment I get a chance to live out a dream at FSU. I have always thought about playing there."
Florida State coach James Coley has been working Johnson hard for a commitment. Earlier this week DeJoshua called up the FSU coach to let him know he was ready to go public.
"Coach Coley was very excited when I called him to let him know I was coming," said the dynamic playmaker. "I called him a couple days ago to tell him I was ready to go public and commit. He didn't believe me. I was actually ready to do it Monday. I also thought about doing it at Showtime but I just wanted to go ahead and do it. Now I can be a recruiting coordinator for this class and work on guys like Lamarcus Joyner, Chris Dunkley, Marcus Lattimore, Merril Noel, Eduardo Clements and all of those guys. I am going to be recruiting for FSU."
Johnson told NoleDigest that he is going to bring a new level of excitement to the Seminoles.
"I am going to bring a new level of playmaking and excitement to the team," said Johnson. "We're lacking some of that but I am going to bring it. I have a lot to prove because people think I am small and I can't compete. I love competition and I am going to battle you. On the field it not about size or anything. It is about me versus you. I am going to beat you."
DeJoshua doesn't have any plans other than visiting for Seminole Showtime in July. He did say he may take some visits during the year but that his commitment is pretty firm. When asked if there was anything else he wanted to say he had 2 words for Seminole fans.
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Johnson and the rest of the commitments from the 2010 recruiting class.
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