Sharod Johnson committed to Syracuse on Sunday, bringing the Orange up to four commits in the Class of 2017. The 5-foot-10 inch, 172-pound receiver transferred to Booker T. Washington high school in Miami and is also expected to make a transition to slot receiver. This is a smart move as he is transitioning to a position that will suit him much better.
Syracuse DB's coach and Florida recruiter, Nick Monroe, offered Johnson Sunday and it was not a hard decision for the high schooler to make. In an interview with Syracuse.com's Stephen Bailey, Johnson called Syracuse his "dream school."
"My reaction to the offer, in my head was like, 'I can't believe I'm getting an offer from a school that's always been my dream school.'"
Johnson mentioned that a member of his family is very close friends with former Syracuse and current Arizona Cardinals safety Durell Eskridge. Eskridge is also from Miami and attended Miami Central High School.
While Johnson did say that Syracuse is his "dream school" he is making it clear that he is not closing his recruitment.
"I will never turn down visits, but my commitment is 100 percent official," he said.
For now, Johnson will train hard to improve his speed, strength, and overall game. Johnson was named third-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald last year but he is hungry for more. He wants to compete for a state title this year at his new high school.
While this all sounds good. Remember, former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone also referred to Syracuse as his
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