Just over a month ago, Florida linebacker Keirston Johnson committed to Syracuse. Yesterday, he announced that he was no longer committed to the Orange.
The 6-foot 215-pound Robert E. Lee high school star is rated three stars by most of the major recruiting sites, and 247sports ranks him the 64th best inside linebacker in the class of 2017.
Johnson visited the SU Hill about two weeks ago and said he really enjoyed his visit. He told Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey that he confirmed Syracuse was the school for him:
I just had a really good relationship with Coach (Kaufman),” Johnson said previously. “He told me some great things and I believed him.
“... Me coming up here showed me that I really do belong here and this is the school for me.”
This news comes just days after it was reported that Syracuse turned down a commitment from running back Damone Drew.
Syracuse now has 16 players committed in their Class of 2017. Coach Babers and staff have been hot on the recruiting trail lately and are only expected to take on 18 recruits in this upcoming class.
Good luck in the future, Keirston!