- Corey Long, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit wide receiver Travis Johnson committed to Miami on Monday, choosing the Hurricanes after attending Al Golden's camp over the weekend. The 6-4, 230-pound junior becomes the eighth verbal in the Hurricanes' class and fourth in the ESPN 150.
Johnson credits a strong performance at the camp for his offer and eventual commitment.
"I went down to the camp and really made a name for myself in front of the Miami coaches," Johnson said. "I did well in the drills and really well with the one-on-ones. Coach [Brendan] Carroll said they were going to review my film and get in touch with me [Monday] or Tuesday. They called today with the offer and I immediately jumped on it."
The Hurricanes get a big target and a strong route runner in Johnson. As a junior he had 48 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns. Johnson, a four-star prospect, is ranked No. 77 in the ESPN 150.
"They have always had a place in the offense for big wide receivers like myself so it's a very good fit," Johnson said. "I've liked Miami for a long time as a fan as well."
Johnson said he chose the Hurricanes over LSU, Clemson, West Virginia, Michigan State and Vanderbilt but will continue to check out those programs and take all five of his officials.
"I will probably take all of my officials because I don't want to leave any questions unanswered," Johnson said. "I was open to playing anywhere around the country and I still want to see a couple of places. But I'm happily committed to playing for Miami."