Gators Get DT Commitment

Florida picks up a much needed commitment from a defensive tackle prospect.

Florida's main need in recruiting this season is defensive linemen, in particular D-tackles. Well, they just got a boost with the commitment from DeMarcus Johnson. Johnson, originally from Tallahassee, Florida, is now at SW Mississippi Junior College. He visited Florida this past weekend.

"It was a nice visit," said Johnson. "The environment was good. It wasn't just that, it was the coaches the players and everything. It was like home. I was comfortable as soon as I stepped on the field. I felt like I was right at home. I had that feeling and it was like someone telling you it was the right fit."

Johnson, 6-4 and 285 pounds, committed to Florida over Florida State, Auburn, Alabama and South Carolina. He canceled his remaining visits. Johnson plans on being ready for spring practice in Gainesville.

"I'll play. That's how their coaches are. If you can play you are going to play. The new D-line coach there isn't about seniority or who's been there. If you can get the job done you are going to play. I feel like I can go in there and make an impact. You saw the (Tennessee) game and how the D-line played."

Johnson will have three years to play two. He had six sacks in seven games this season.

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