Senior wide receiver Avery Johnson showed why he's the No. 1-ranked pass catcher in the state Saturday at the UCF 7-on-7 tournament. What he does on the field, however, was already a well-known fact about 6-foot-3 the Pompano Beach Blanche Ely star.
What he said off the field following his team's elimination from the tournament was somewhat shocking.He's committed to LSU anjd has been since September of last year. His brother Patrick Peterson also played at LSU until heading into the NFL draft early. The defensive back was selected in the first round of the April draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
Johnson, however, is not as solid with LSU as everyone may think. In fact, his team's trip to UCF on Saturday got him to thinking.
"Not necessarily. Things happen," Johnson said of his commitment being solid. "I actually like UCF right here. They have a beautiful campus. I'm going to take an unofficial trip up here this summer."
Johnson seemed excited about the idea of playing for UCF.
"I think I'm going to like it," he said. "Orlando is a beautiful city and nice place to stay. Things may change."
"I'm going to take the unofficial visit here to UCF, and then I'm going to also get out to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Alabama and then LSU," Johnson added.
Johnson is ranked as the No. 4 player overall in the Sentinel's Florida Top 100.
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.