Johnson ready to sign with the Florida Gators after his official visit

The Florida Gators had eight official visitors on campus this past weekend and that included six commits for the Gators.

Florida Gators defensive back commit Tre’Vez Johnson (5-11, 175, Jacksonville, FL. Bartram Trail) was on campus this weekend and enjoyed his visit.

“The visit was fun, I really enjoyed myself,” Johnson said of his visit to Florida this weekend. “We ate a lot, we hung out with the players and went out and seen a little bit and talked to the coaches some.”

While on campus Johnson was hosted by a fellow defensive back who had a message for the Gators commit.

“Kaiir [Elam] was,” he said on who his player host was. “He basically told me to come in and work hard because it’s different than high school. He was just telling me about his experience and about how I need to come to Florida in the best shape possible.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray explained to Johnson this weekend where the Gators want him to play at on defense.

“Coach Gray says he wants me at the star position,” Johnson said on where Florida wants him to play. “He said I could play some corner too but mainly the star position. I don’t really care where I play, I just want to get on the field early.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also talked with Johnson about where he would play at, plus he talked academics with the Gators commit.

“Coach Mullen kind of said the same thing when we talked in his office,” he said on his talks with Mullen. “He was reiterating what they were saying and just talking about school and that kind of stuff.”

Johnson feels the family atmosphere in Gainesville and he’s excited about the other commits coming into the class with him for Florida.

“Florida has always felt like family since I got up there,” Johnson said of the feeling he gets at Florida. “We have a lot of talent coming in, I can’t wait to get in with these guys and accomplish our goals.”

Now that Johnson has taken his official visit, the defensive back says his recruitment is over.

“I’m done and will sign early,” he said on what’s next for him. “I’m enrolling on May 11th.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Johnson says he talked to Kevin O’Sullivan about potentially playing baseball at Florida but he says they will wait and see next year.


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.