Son of ex-MLB player remains firmly committed to Tennessee
Plantation, Fla. — Last month, Brandon Johnson made the decision to commit to Tennessee over schools such as Miami and LSU — and he’s been firmly committed ever since.
In an interview with SEC Country, the 3-star receiver from American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) said he won’t even give any thought to an official visit outside of Tennessee.
“Really, I’m just building my relationship with Tennessee,” Johnson said. “I’m talking to them more and more every week. As far as other schools, no other ones are trying to get in contact with me. I feel like they probably know I’m a strong commit.”
Johnson’s father, former MLB catcher Charles Johnson, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month the Volunteers had recruited his son from the get-go, which helped his decision. Per Brandon Johnson, it was also the best fit schematically.
“I like their style of play,” Johnson said. “It fits me as a receiver. I feel like it’s a place I can really develop.”
When prompted about Tennessee’s 3-3 start to the year, Johnson didn’t waver, either.
“I’ve been there,” Johnson said. “I know what this team can do. The losses are unfortunate. They were close. It doesn’t deter me at all.”
Johnson will take an official visit to Knoxville, Tenn., at the end of the season. He is rated as the No. 69 player in Florida.