“Bar is set pretty high” for Myles Johnson’s recruitment after Florida OV

Three-star linebacker Myles Johnson took an official visit to Florida this past weekend. This was the Alabama native’s second trip to Gainesville as he visited for Junior Day in January of 2024.

“It was great,” Johnson said on his visit to Florida. “Knowing January I came for Junior Day, it was just a little bit of what I’ve seen here. What I’ve seen this weekend was amazing. The people are just amazing here. They welcomed me, I got to go a little bit more in depth of what it’s like to be at the University of Florida, so it was a great experience.”

“Just the people here, they are just great,” Johnson said on the highlight of his trip. “They really care for you; they care about your success here in every aspect of being a student athlete. They want you to succeed and be the best you can be.”

The 6’1, 220-pound linebacker spent quality time with most of the defensive staff last weekend. They let Johnson know he’s a priority for the 2025 class.

“Coach Will, Coach Roberts, Coach Armstrong, we spent a lot of time during the dinners, and we got to talk,” Johnson said. “We got done with meetings today, they just wanted to establish that they really prioritize me. I would want to be somewhere that I’m wanted at. I really appreciate them for making me and my family feel welcome.”

“They showed us a lot of film on the NFL schemes and the way they use the linebackers and the way they utilize the linebackers in every situation. I had a lot of fun learning about that,” Johnson added.

While still committed to Alabama, it doesn’t appear that will stick following Nick Saban’s retirement.

“Verbally I am committed, I haven’t decommitted yet, but like I said the new staff has not been committed to me as much as I’d like them to,” Johnson said on his commitment to Alabama.

With a potential decommitment nearing, Florida made up a lot of ground with the T.R. Miller prospect.

“I would say they are pretty much one of the top ones,” Johnson said on where Florida stands. “Florida definitely rose a lot. I haven’t had much communication with Alabama since the staff change. I’m not sure what’s the reason for that but I understand that this is a business, so coming to Florida really has opened my eyes that there’s great schools everywhere, especially down south.”

Johnson plans to take an official visit to Ole Miss next week.

“I’ll go visit Ole Miss and I guess we will see next where Ole Miss compares to Florida, but the bar is set pretty high.”

Johnson is a three-sport athlete, running track and playing basketball for his high school. He ran a 11.15 100 as a junior, per Athletic.net and a 23.17 200 as a sophomore, according to MileSplit. He also averaged 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game during sophomore basketball season, per MaxPreps.


Nick Marcinko
Nick is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications. He is passionate about all sports but specifically baseball and football. Nick interned at Inside the Gators and worked part time with Knights247 before joining the Gator Country family. Nick enjoys spending his free time golfing and at the beach.