Canes Land Big Commitment

When Tervaris Johnson showed up at the University of Miami summer camp this past June, he wasn't a household name. He played tight end most of his junior season at Miami (Fla.) Pace.

At 6-foot-2 and 214 pounds, Johnson was outstanding at the camp. He was as impressive as anyone else on the field that entire week.

"I went in there knowing what I could do," Johnson said. "I was confident I could standout even with all those other players. For me, it was just a matter of showing the coaches what I could do."

The talented safety prospect, who has been playing primarily linebacker this season, has drawn comparisons to former UM safety Sean Taylor because of his size/speed combination.

"I've gotten under 4.4," he said. "I did 4.42 at the Miami camp. Track helps a lot with that."

Tervaris Johnson, who has close to 10 written scholarships up to this point, recently narrowed his list down to Miami, NC State, and Florida.

"I committed to Miami," he said. "It's a great program. They win, they put guys into the NFL, and I just feel like it's home. I am real comfortable there and I think that's where I'll be the most successful. Coach Shannon and Coach Walton have been doing a great job. I can't wait to be a part of it."

The talented senior has the ability to play a number of positions.

"I like safety best because that's where I feel most comfortable," he said. "I'm just trying to come up with the big plays when I'm out there."

Johnson will visit UM later in the season but he's not sure of any other trips.

"I'm committed to Miami," he said. "That's where I'm going. It just felt right to do it and I'm excited."

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