Dakari Johnson Enjoys Time At Syracuse

Dakari Johnson, a 5-star center in the 2014 class, took a visit to Syracuse this past weekend.  He spoke about the visit and where the Orange stand in his recruitment with CuseNation.com

Syracuse continues to aggressively recruit elite talent. Despite the 2013 class not being full, the Orange staff are already looking towards their 2014 class. One prospect who they are very high on is 5-star center Dakari Johnson. The Montverde (FL) product discusses his recent visit to Syracuse with CuseNation.com.

"It went great," Johnson recalled. "We took a tour around the whole campus. I met the academic advisor in the communications program, and the athletic director (Dr. Daryl Gross). We went to the football game on Saturday. It was really fun."

The facilities at Syracuse are some of the best in the country. They left a big impression on the 6-foot-10 center.

"It was all very nice," Johnson described. "They had a good training room, very good weight room, and great practice facility. Plus it has one of the best communication programs in the nation. The campus is very nice."

The communications program is important to Johnson, who plans on that as his major once he is in college. He said the meeting with the academic advisor went very well, and he was impressed.

Johnson also attended the Syracuse vs Stony Brook football game at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. He hung out with two current Syracuse basketball players at the game. 

"I went to the game with Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams," Johnson said. "It was really fun hanging out with them."

Players were not the only people Johnson got to spend some time with. 

"I spent time with Coach Adrian Autry, and Coach Jim Boeheim," he said. "They were saying how I would fit in the program nicely and how it's a great college time."

The visit left a big impression on Johnson. He is very interested in Syracuse.

"It's great," the Montverde Academy product expressed. "I like Syracuse a lot. I'm still going to take my time and be patient with this process though."

While Johnson does not have a top 10 yet, he is planning on cutting his list soon. He visited Georgia approximately two weeks ago, and said it went very well. Johnson is planning a visit to Florida on October 6th where he plans on taking in the Florida vs LSU game.


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