Tyreke Johnson is the No. 2 safety according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and the No. 4 recruit in the state of Florida. The Jacksonville native was one of the more dominant players at the Nike Opening in Orlando this past weekend and he spoke about who’s been dominating his recruitment so far.
He named his top four schools as Georgia, Florida, UCLA and Ohio State right and also said he’s visited all four schools. He specifically mentioned why he liked each school so much in an interview with 247Sports.
“UCLA, they’re the No. 1 defense in the Pac 12,” Johnson said. “Of course Georgia they have the huge recruiting class. Florida they’re putting out top draft picks at DB every year. They’re just one of those programs I feel I can be like them. Ohio State, Shaun Wade is there. Their program speaks for itself. Their defense is arguably the best defense in the nation and their defensive backs coach, Coach (Kerry) Coombs knows what he’s doing with DBs.”
For the record, UCLA’s scoring defense was No. 7 in the conference while the passing defense was No. 3 in the Pac 12 and the total defense was No. 5. Johnson has 25 offers and some of those include Florida State, Clemson, Auburn, LSU, Miami and Michigan among others. The 247Sports crystal ball may not be updated quite yet as it has the Seminoles as the overwhelming favorite to land him at 62 percent with UCLA behind at 12 percent along with the Gators.
Here are some of his highlights:
[h/t 247Sports (subscription)]