Johnson Discusses LSU and Miami caught up with shut-down cornerback Patrick Johnson (6'1, 193, 4.44) to discuss recent rumors that he may be rethinking the early commitment he made to Miami and LSU fans will love to hear what he had to say.

Patrick Johnson

"After thinking it over, I've decided that LSU would probably provide a better opportunity for me at the next level," Johnson said. "Two cornerbacks are leaving after this season and so I could probably come in and play right away. With that said, I think I could probably go anywhere and seriously compete for early playing time.

"I spoke with the LSU coaching staff and informed them that things are back to being open with me as far as recruiting goes," Johnson continued. "The coaches were very excited to hear that. I told them things are open but I am leaning their way now and it will become official on signing day."

So why the change of heart for the #1 ranked corner back in the nation?

"On my visit to LSU a couple of weeks ago I just liked what I saw with LSU's defense," said Johnson. "The defensive line really gets to the ball and as a corner that would allow me the opportunity to make plays in the secondary on passing plays."'s 5-star recruit went on to say, "I practice harder than anyone else out there which makes me a better player and that is why I am the best cornerback in high school right now."

The Blanche Ely High School product even had a message for the receivers at the next level.

"Let those college receivers know that I am the real deal," Johnson concluded.

Junior Season: Johnson had a big junior campaign recording seven interceptions and 54 tackles on defense. He recorded 11 total touchdowns on offense. He returned three kick-offs for touchdowns and added 10 rushes for 213 yards.

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