Yesterday, Syracuse added a commitment from 2017 quarterback Tommy DeVito. Today, the Orange have added someone for him to throw to, with a pledge from speedy slot receiver Sharod Johnson. Johnson is the fourth player to commit to Syracuse this cycle, and the second wide receiver (joining fellow Florida product Daewood Davis).
The 5-foot-11, 165 pound Johnson has a SPARQ verified time of 4.63 in the 40 but definitely looks “football” faster than that in his highlights. The Miami native will be playing his first year at Booker T. Washington, after playing at Jackson previously. He chose Syracuse over offers from Temple, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Miami (Ohio), and Toledo.
While Johnson is flying a bit under the radar as a bit of a sleeper prospect right now, 247Sports analyst Ryan Bartow quickly took to Twitter to predict big things for the wideout in the upcoming season and moving forward:
— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) April 17, 2016
Check out his highlights above. It’s clear that Johnson has a lot of ability and elusiveness in the open field, and could be a heck of a playmaker for the Orange in the Dino Babers offense.