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A Quick Update on Ronald Johnson

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The recruiting season is really heating up as signing day is closing in upon us.

For those who don't follow recruiting that closely, I understand.  It's pretty intense once you get into it.  That is why I've tried to keep everyone updated on this site when it comes to commitments and possibilities -- to ensure that readers will not have to wade through the constant barrage of rumors and speculation that comes along with stressing over where 17 and 18 year olds are choosing to play their college ball.

That being said, I'd like to catch you up on a possible Florida recruit -- DB/WR Ronald Johnson out of Muskegon, Michigan.  Called "RoJo" for short throughout the wonderful land of the internet, Johnson is in the midst of a pretty heated recruiting battle between schools that could be going on for his services.

As of right now it is said that the Scout and Rivals 5-star recruit's options have been cut down to 5 schools:  Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, USC and Michigan State.

Jeremy Crabtree of Rivals had this update on Wednesday:

The plan this week for the recruitment of five-star Muskegon (Mich.) defensive back Ronald Johnson was to meet with each of the head coaches from the five remaining schools on his list. He would then come to a final decision for his Sunday announcement at church. It's only Wednesday, but there have already been changes in that plan -- major changes.

Muskegon head coach Tony Annese confirmed with The Wolverine Wednesday morning that a planned visit to Muskegon High today from Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr did not happen.


With Michigan perhaps not being a possibility at this point (which they may still be, who knows), Johnson's choice is about as up in the air as it could be.

After his visit to Gainesville on the 26th of January, it was said that Meyer and his staff were very much in the running to get this kid to Florida.  With a huge need at the CB position, the Gators could be an easy sell to a guy who will get a lot of time at defensive back...especially with the popular opinion that Gators DB Commit DeMarcus Van Dyke (Miami, FL) will be choosing another school come signing day.

In the end, we'll just have to wait it out and see.  An athlete like Johnson would make a great addition to this class.