Tight end prospect Travis Johnson, out of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., will visit the Missouri Tigers this weekend. Johnson committed to the Miami Hurricanes initially, but opened his recruitment again in December.
Johnson is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and the 11th-best tight end in the class of 2013.
“I’ve seen Johnson in person multiple times and feel he is an underrated player.” Bud Elliot says. “For a while he was insistent that he would play receiver, but he’ll grow nicely into a 250-pound tight end capable of splitting off the line of scrimmage. He uses his size exceptionally well in the red zone and has very strong hands.”
Johnson has great, strong hands and can really nab the ball out of thin air. He rarely drops the ball and will be reliable for any team he plays for. The only question is whether it will be for the Tigers or elsewhere. Johnson does not have elite speed, but is a good route runner, so he will be a top target for whatever quarterback is throwing him the ball.
Johnson will likely decide by signing day, and will be a huge get for whoever lands the crafty tight end. Johnson was named MVP of the IMG 7v7 National Championship by FOX last summer; he played wide receiver at the event, but will definitely be a solid tight end at the next level. Tiger fans everywhere will fall in love with Johnson if he commits, so let’s hang on until signing day.