Is Johnson Still Committed?

Live Oak (Fla.) Suwannee's Bruce Johnson was UM's second commitment of the year after he pledged for the Hurricanes over the summer. He updated his current status.

"I'm 100-percent solid on Miami right now," Johnson said. "I committed to them and that's where my heart is at. I've been talking to Coach Soldinger each week. He calls to check on how I did, how school is going, and to see if I watched their game that week."

At 6-0 and 175 pounds, Johnson didn't get a chance to attend the FSU game but he was in town a week later.

"My, my mom, my uncle, my brother, and my grandparents came down for the Louisiana Tech game," he said. "They blew them out but I had fun since it was the first game I saw this year."

You'll probably see Johnson in town a few more times later this season.

"Except for the Thursday night game, I plan on being at all the other home games," he said. "I just love checking out my team."

Johnson is the nephew of current Hurricane Kelly Jennings, who keeps in touch on a regular basis.

"I talk to him about once a week," he said. "Basically, he just keeps me updated on everything that's going on."

The talented cornerback prospect has just one pick this season. Offensively, he has 18 receptions for 250 yards in three games. He's also playing on special teams.

"Even if I can't get on the field right away as a corner, maybe I can play some special teams," he said. "I just wanna do whatever I can to help them out."

Johnson has been impressed by the way UM's defense has been playing so far this season.

"They've been great so far," he said. "Their defense will keep them in every game. If the offense can tighten up some, they should make a strong run at the championship. That's what I'm hoping for."

The talented senior is one of two UM commitments at this time -- along with Glades Central's Randy Phillips.

"I know they're trying to get Kenny Phillips too," he said. "I think that would round out a great class."

Johnson continues getting recruiting calls from other programs, despite his commitment to UM.

"Clemson and Auburn called tonight," he said. "They've been calling each week. They don't really try talking me out of a commitment, rather just telling me how they'd love to have me visit."

So does Johnson have any visit plans on the horizon?

"Right now the only visit for sure will be Miami and I haven't even scheduled that yet," he said. "It'll probably be after the season."

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