Jakob Johnson, linebacker, Jacksonville Ribault

Jacksonville Ribault linebacker Jakob Johnson will stick with his Tennessee commitment after considering UCF. (CHRIS HAYS/ORLANDO SENTINEL)

Jacksonville Ribault linebacker Jakob Johnson, who committed to the University of Tennesee last month but was still entertaining UCF options, said Friday he will stick with his original UT commitment.

"I'm still in contact with them," Johnson said of UCF, "but after talking to my family, especially my dad, I want to go to Tennessee."

The 6-foot-3, 236-pound linebacker, who moved to the United States from Germany this past summer to pursue a college football scholarship, was in attendance at the Knights home game against USF on Black Friday.

He had to leave early, however, and did not see the dramatic finish, UCF rallying from behind to defeat the Bulls 23-20. He was in attendance at the Florida State-Florida game in Gainesville the next day.

Johnson was considering an official visit to UCF, but does not plan to take one now.

 

Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at chays@tribune.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Os_Recruiting and Facebook at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting, Instagram at os_recruiting and on Pinterest at Orlando Recruiting.