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Florida football recruiting: Texas athlete Kylan Johnson commits to Gators to play safety

Versatility: It's a thing.

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Florida landed its 14th commitment of the 2015 recruiting class on Monday in the form of a virtual unknown: Dallas Skyline athlete Kylan Johnson, previously (and briefly) a Kansas State commit, made the call for the Gators just three days after getting an offer from the school, reports Ryan Bartow of 247Sports.

Interestingly, Johnson played quarterback in high school, but is apparently going to try playing on the other side of the ball with the Gators.

"I felt Florida was way better than Kansas State," Johnson said. "They are giving me the opportunity to show I can play. I'm going to play safety for Florida but also may return kicks and play some wildcat quarterback."

That role's a lot more like the ones often played by Kansas State quarterbacks — minus the defense — but Johnson might have the athletic chops to do so, if the 4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash Bartow reports is remotely accurate. His highlights, in which he spends a lot of time running away from Texas high school defenders, suggest that it could be.

Johnson is listed at 6'3" and about 200 pounds; per the 247Sports Composite rankings, he rates as a consensus three-star prospect, and the No. 95 player in Texas for the Class of 2015. Assuming he's a safety, he's Florida's first defensive back commitment of the class.