Posted: 8:29 am Monday, March 26th, 2012

American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson commits to Florida 

By Matt Porter

American Heritage returns several talented juniors from its 2011 state championship squad. None are bigger than 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman Roderick Johnson.

Johnson this weekend declared his intention to play for Florida. In Johnson, the Gators get a two-way starter who put up 35 pancake blocks as an offensive tackle. He will play both ways again for Class 3A Heritage.

Johnson chose Florida over offers from Auburn, West Virginia, UCF and USF.

He becomes the second player in Palm Beach County’s 2013 class to commit to Florida. Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor is the other.

Johnson helped block for junior running back Greg Bryant, who gained more than 2,000 yards and is considered one of the top running backs in this recruiting class.

Bryant was chased by Florida before Taylor committed. According to Heritage coach Doug Socha, Bryant has expressed the most interest in Auburn, Southern Cal, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.