Florida-Gulf Coast earns a commitment from three-star guard


Head coach Joe Dooley made his first big splash on the recruiting trail on Monday, as the new Florida-Gulf Coast picked up a commitment from Miami native Zach Johnson.

Johnson, a 6-foot-1 combo-guard that played his AAU ball for Team Breakdown, is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. He’s athletic enough to finish above the rim, and while he’s more of a scoring guard than a point guard at this point in his development, he still needs to work on his ability to shoot from the perimeter.

Earning a commitment from Johnson is notable from Dooley, as there were a few high-majors that were interested in him.

“I feel like it is a perfect for me,” Johnson told HoopSeen.com. “It is a great fit. The campus is amazing. It really couldn’t be a better situation for me.”

Johnson will join Christian Terrell in FGCU’s back court, who is also known for his aerial antics.

That #DunkCity moniker isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.