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.