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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Kerryon Johnson enjoys visit to FSU

By Corey Dowlar

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State's efforts to continue building a relationship with one of the top running backs in the state of Alabama, Kerryon Johnson (Madison, Ala./Madison Academy), continued over the weekend.

The 6-foot, 175-pound tailback traveled down the road to the Seminoles' campus to take in their annual Garnet and Gold Game from the recruit section.

"It was very fun," he said. "It was interesting seeing the guys compete and all."

The absence of the running game due to injuries was restrictive for Jimbo Fisher's offense. James Wilder Jr., Mario Pender and Devonta Freeman were all out.

What transpired was over 700 yards of passing and less than 40 on the ground. But Johnson was aware of that going in.

"Well, they didn't have any running backs, so it really showed how good their quarterbacks and receivers should and could be," he said.

Fisher and his assistants, namely Jeremy Pruitt, the area recruiter for Johnson, reserved some high praise for the 2015 prospect. In a talent-rich state, they think he could be one of the best for his class.

"They really think I am going to be the No. 1 prospect in Alabama and it would be nice to get me back home," Johnson said. "They said they are really going to need some running backs in the future."

Johnson was already high on Florida State heading into the visit. And his trip on Saturday did little to change that.

"It's pretty much everything you could want in a school," he said. "They should have a really good year this year."

Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State have also offered Johnson.