Auburn commitment to visit Florida

Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett linebacker Trey Johnson has been committed to Auburn since August 2011, but the prospect appears to be making room for new suitors.

The 6-foot-1, 222-pound Johnson now says he will begin to take visits again, including two of them to Gainesville.

“I’m taking an unofficial to Florida this weekend,” Johnson said. “Then I will take an official to Florida in December. Florida has never stopped recruiting me, and they have been recruiting me hard. That means a lot to me.”

Florida linebackers coach D.J. Durkin has been the recruiter Johnson has spoken to the most.

“Me and coach Durkin talk a lot,” Johnson said. “He tells me he wants to get me down there for another visit and he wants me to apart of the family there.”

Johnson hasn’t been to campus this fall, but he has been watching the Gators on TV a lot.

“The defense has been playing really well,” Johnson said. “I think I fit into the scheme well, as I’m aggressive and that’s the style of play that coach (Will) Muschamp likes.”

The Central Gwinnett prospects said that even though the Gators have three linebackers already committed, he isn’t worried about potential competition at the position.

Johnson said he is still committed to Auburn, but he wants to make sure of his decision.

“I’m still a strong commitment,” Johnson said. “But I’m still looking and trying to figure things out and with coach (Gene) Chizik’s status up in the air that’s weighing on me some.”

Ohio State, Southern California, Auburn and Florida State will also receive official visits from Johnson this year.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.