We spoke with Johnson recently and asked him about the schools he's been hearing from.
"Oregon, Cal and Stanford are the main three -- those are my favorites," said Johnson. "Stanford was going to come to a workout at my school, but I hurt my back. So they said they'd come see me during the season -- so did Cal and Oregon."
We asked Johnson about the factors that would play a role in his decision and he replied, "Where my parents want me to go will be one thing," Johnson said. "Who the coaches are, and how I feel about them, will be another."
Johnson said location won't play a major role in his choice. "I'd like to stay close if possible, but it's not a real factor," said Johnson.
We asked Johnson about the issue of early playing time and he replied, "It's not something that really matters. As long as I can see time at some point, like by my junior year, that's what I'm looking for."
When questioned about the timing of his decision, Johnson said, "It kind of depends on who offers. If I get an offer from a school that's not high on my list, I wouldn't necessarily commit early. But if it's the right school, I could decide early."