Gators add commitment No. 11

March, 25, 2012
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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage offensive linemen Rod Johnson became Florida's 11th verbal commitment for Florida's 2013 recruiting class on Sunday.

The 6-foot-5, 302-pound prospect visited Florida on Saturday, and after watching the Gators scrimmage Johnson said he knew that's where he wanted to go.

"I saw the scrimmage Florida had yesterday. It was pretty intense and high tempo," Johnson said. "I really like that kind of offense. It was kind of like the intensity we have at my high school. So I kind of fell in love with the program and the weight room and how they handle the kids in the offseason."

Johnson, who becomes Florida's first offensive line commit of the 2013 class, called Florida head coach Will Muschamp on Sunday morning and informed him of his decision.

"Coach [Will] Muschamp was really fired up about my commitment," Johnson said. "He was real excited."

Johnson, who also holds offers from USF, West Virginia, Auburn and Nebraska, said he is a solid commitment to Florida but still has interest in a few other schools.

"I'm interested in West Virginia, Auburn and Nebraska, but that's about it," he said. "I'm not sure if I will take any visits or not. I'm a solid commit to Florida right now."

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