Immokalee teammates commit to USF

Immokalee teammates Tshumbi Johnson and Xavier Richardson have committed to USF after their junior day visit to USF. Read on for all the details on the Bulls first commitments of 2013.

Following the Bulls first Junior Day of 2012, Skip Holtz and staff have picked up two commitments from Immokalee teammates Tshumbi Johnson and Xavier Richardson.

"The visit went great and we both committed," said Johnson. "I really liked the coaching staff, the players and the campus and facilities were amazing."

USF was the first to offer Johnson, but he was being recruitied by many other programs including Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech and many others.

"I loved everything about the school, the coaches are very straight forward and everything they told me was true," said Johnson. "I liked how the way they treat academics, their athletes and their vision for the future."

"The campus was beautiful, and it's close to home so my family and friends can come see me play," said Johnson. "I'm real excited to he a Bull!"

The 5-foot-11, 175 pound Johnson is an athlete that plays QB, DB, and also punts for Immokalee. He was a first class 5A 1st-team All-State QB as a junior after passing for 2,629 yards and 25 TDs last season while rushing for 862 yards and 19 more scores. He can play a variety of potions at the next level, but is being brought in as a WR with USF.

"I can play just about any position, but they are bringing me in as a slot receiver," said Johnson. "I became very high on them once they offered me and I did my research. They have a lot to offer."

Johnson's teammate, Xavier Richardson, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound receiver, who had offers from USF and South Carolina also committed during the visit.

"He loved the visit also," said Johnson of his teammate. "He liked the coaches and the players and really liked that it was close to home so our people could come watch us play."

The pair was high on USF coming in, and the visit just sealed the deal.

"We both liked USF before we came in, but once we were there, we knew that's where we wanted to be," said Johnson. "The players were just great to us, very real, and treated us like we already one of there own. You could really talk to the players. They were down to earth and very straight forward."

"I'm also cousins with a former player Louis Gachette," said Johnson, who's also cousins with Richardson. "So we all ready had a good idea of how trhe players were there."

Johnson said the Coaches were very happy when the pair told them that they wanted to be part of the program.

"We were talking with the staff and told them how we felt, and they asked what we wanted to do, and we told them we wanted to be Bulls," said Johnson. "They were very happy and so were we. We both think we can make a big impact on the team."

Tshumbi Johnson

Xavier Richardson

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