A Gator, Again

Roderick Johnson made an early commitment to Florida and then decided to open things back up in August. Now, he's committed to Florida again, but this time is different. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive lineman says this time, it's a family decision, and he's not changing his mind. Get the latest right here.

Roderick Johnson had been thinking about re-committing to Florida for quite some time, but he decided to make it official and called Coach Will Muschamp Sunday night.

"I told him that me and my mom and dad had talked and they wanted me to be a Gator, so I decided to commit because I was feeling the same way," he said.

"He was really fired up. He was telling me that he knew this day was coming and he was really fired up and he was going to tell (offensive line) Coach Davis."

The 2013 offensive tackle had already give the Gators his pledge once this year, but he says this time is different.

"Last time, I really wasn't sure when I made my commitment because I hadn't talked to my family. This time, I'm definitely sure because my mom and dad approached me about it and wanted to know if I agreed," he said.

Johnson has no plans to continue talking to other schools or take official visits except to Florida in early January. The American Heritage (Delray Beach, FL) standout has seen himself improve tremendously on the field over his senior year and is excited to take those skills to Gainesville.

"I've seen myself grow a lot. I've gotten a lot faster and a lot stronger compared to last year. I have more finish. I can contribute to the Gators with my speed coming off the ball and the finish that I have," he said.

Johnson is the second offensive line commit of the day for Florida and the fourth overall in the class.

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