Island Coast running back T.J. Johnson took his official visit to Arizona over the weekend.
“It was a great trip, and I have been waiting to go out there for a while now,” Johnson said. “It is very different from Florida, but I loved the campus, the players, and the program coach (Rich) Rodriguez is putting together. I can see myself playing at Arizona.”
West Virginia, Kentucky and Ole Miss are also recruiting Johnson.
He would not be the only local player going to Arizona. Former Cape Coral star Prince Holloway, who attends Hutchinson Junior College, has verbally committed to the Wildcats.
Another local player at Hutchinson is former Cypress Lake star De’Vondre Campbell.
The 6-foot-5 linebacker committed to Tennessee in May, but is expected to take an official visit to the University of Texas this weekend due to the coaching change in Knoxville. Campbell red-shirted as a freshman, as did Holloway, and his stock is on the rise with three years to play at the Division I level.
While most project Campbell to be a linebacker, he could get a shot at safety or defensive end. It is rare for Texas to be interested in junior college players, which speaks to the program’s need and Campbell’s talent.