Johnson has options

D.J. Johnson is one of the top defensive players in the west. Read on for the latest in his recruitment.

While Arizona football is recruiting at a high level already, the next step will be to bring in dynamic pass rushers, and Sacramento (Calif.) Lutheran Burbank 2017 prospect D.J. Johnson would fit that bill in a big way.

“I’m getting offers and being recruited by most of the teams in the Pac-12 and a lot of the other teams around the country,” Johnson said. “I don’t have a list yet and I don’t have visits arranged, but I am in the process of trying to narrow that down with my mom."

At this point, Johnson is not leaning towards any one schools, but knows what he is looking for.

"I am totally open, but I would prefer to play for a school where I can come in and play immediately and for a coaching staff that seems to have a pretty good idea about my game and how I want to play," he said.

It won’t be easy, but the Arizona coaches are doing their best to stay in the Johnson sweepstakes.

“I like what I hear from Arizona," Johnson said. "They think I can play and fit in with what they want to do.

"They like how I play and they like the way that I play with emotion. The common thing I heard from them is that they like the way that I play and they think that I’m continuing to get more explosive and stronger.”

 Not surprisingly, those are Johnson’s two main goals.

“I like where I’m at," he said. "My body is filling out, so I’m getting to the point where I’m watching college football games and trying to see where I can go. It’s a process. That’s why I won’t decide until after my senior season.”

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