Linebacker commit Keirston Johnson visited Syracuse last week for the first time. He joined Fizz Radio to discuss the visit, why he committed before heading north and his relationship with Tom Kaufman. Below are some of the highlights from the discussion.
On why he chose SU before visiting the campus
‚ÄúI just know there‚Äôs a lot of history behind Syracuse after talking to the coaches, I just feel like this was my best option. Even though I had never visited, I know I was going to love it when I got there.‚Äù
On how Syracuse separated itself from the other schools recruiting Johnson
‚ÄúThe ACC is a top division. A lot of my favorite college teams are in the ACC. I feel like I have a really good opportunity to come in and play. Even thought it‚Äôs all the way up in New York, we‚Äôre still playing a lot of southern schools in that conference. It‚Äôs my best opportunity.‚Äù
On Tom Kaufman
‚ÄúI have a great relationship with coach Tom [Kaufman]. He coaches the linebackers and he‚Äôs recruiting me. He came down a couple of times to go to my practice and we talked a little bit. Then he came again and went to my spring game. That‚Äôs a long trip and he kept coming back. They told me that I‚Äôve been at the top of their board.‚Äù
On the Tampa-2
‚ÄúOf course I‚Äôm excited about the defense. I feel like I can play in any defense. I‚Äôm just going to go out there and be a head hunter like I usually am and make plays on the ball.‚Äù
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Posted: Connor Morrissette