More than eight months after initially committing to Syracuse, three-star wide receiver Sharod Johnson finally signed with the Orange – his self-proclaimed “dream school” – on Wednesday. Johnson was one of Syracuse’s first Class of 2017 recruits to pledge to play for SU verbally committing in mid-April almost immediately after receiving a scholarship offer from the coaching staff.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Booker T. Washington High School
Stats: 5’11”, 174 pounds
Commitment Date: April 17, 2016
Ratings: Three stars by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout, and two stars by Rivals
Other Offers: Johnson received offers from Purdue, Illinois, UCF, Temple and Florida Atlantic, among others.
Dino’s Projected Nickname: “M-m-m-my Sharodna!”
At 5’11”, Johnson is projected to primarily work as a slot receiver in Dino Babers’ offense, but it isn’t out of the question he could see work as an outside receiver as well. With both Brisly Estime and Amba Etta-Tawo no longer in the mix, there will be plenty of reps up for grabs next fall.
Johnson led Booker T. Washington with 50 receptions for 764 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, according to the Miami Herald. He finished the season with three games of 100+ receiving yards. Johnson is rated the No. 132 wide receiver for this recruiting cycle by 247Sports.