Another visit to Florida CB rookie backs out of commitment to Ohio State

It was a successful weekend for Florida football’s recruiting efforts with Friday Night Lights and team cooking events attracting some of the best recruits from across the country. Alligators roped in some big names over the past two days and have also made waves in other parts of the prospect pool, as evidenced by the decision of a top recruit who opted out of his previous school after a visit to Gainesville.

Four-star cornerback Dijon Johnsonoriginally from Tampa, Florida Wharton, traveled up I-75 to visit the swamp on fridayand at the end of Saturday, announced that he was giving up his verbal commitment with the Ohio State Buckeyes, which he granted in April. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back has offered the following to Buckeyes fans.

First of all I would like to thank the man above for putting me in the position I am in today, without him there is no Dijon Johnson.

Second, I want to thank everyone at The Ohio State University for their time and effort in recruiting me. I’m grateful for the relationships I’ve built over the past year, especially with Coach Alford, Coach Walton and the players.

Finally, after long discussions with my family, I decided that it was best for me to withdraw from Ohio State University and I will reopen my recruitment. I look forward to the journey of finding my new home!

Of course, we are only conjecturing at this point that Billy Napier and his staff have turned the table on OSU in light of the momentum the program has gained over the past few days. However, it appears to lean heavily towards Orange and Blue in the eyes of reviewers.

Johnson, also known as “Mustard”, is ranked No. 93 overall and No. 10 in his class nationally according to the 247Composite sportswhile the Consensus On3 has it at numbers 98 and 9, respectively. 247Sports currently gives the Gators six crystal ball predictions for the rookie in the state – including a recent turnaround – while the Buckeyes remain with two. Meanwhile, On3’s recruiting prediction machine has Florida well ahead for the rising senior with a 92.8% chance of landing him.


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