June 16, 2010
Four-star cornerback names new leader
Miami (Southridge), Fla., four-star cornerback Andrew Johnson didn't know what to expect when he arrived at Ole Miss for an unofficial visit Sunday.
What Johnson didn't expect was to be blown away. He was, however, and suddenly, the Rebels are major players for Johnson, who is ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 17 cornerback prospect.
"It was great," Johnson said on Tuesday afternoon, as he and several other Floridians visited Tennessee during a swing through SEC and ACC territory. "They showed us around. They showed us the facility. I met some of the players. It was way better than I expected. It was a new experience."
Johnson, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, said Ole Miss "told me I was the No. 1 cornerback they were recruiting. They're in my top five. They're No. 1 right now."
Johnson, who said he plans to wait until after his senior season to make a college decision, said Ole Miss leads Wake Forest, West Virginia, Louisville and Texas Tech. He'll visit Wake Forest Wednesday before stopping at Clemson and then seeing Florida and Florida State later this week before returning home. Those schools, Johnson said, will have to be awfully impressive to knock Ole Miss out of the leader's seat.
"I liked the atmosphere at Ole Miss," Johnson said. "It felt like home. When I got out of the car, I felt like I was at home.
Right now, I'm really excited to see the (Wake Forest) campus and see if it's better than Ole Miss or if it's not. That'll really help my decision out."
On the field, Johnson said he is "an aggressive guy at the line. I've got quick feet and I can get to the ball in the air."
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