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Joe Johnson is an outstanding student and he has schools from the Ivy League, Patriot League and Big West recruiting him...

Joe Johnson, 5-9 SR PG Gardena (Calif.) Serra, told us yesterday that he's hearing from Lehigh, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Yale, UC Santa Barbara, Dartmouth, UC Davis and Columbia. Johnson said Lehigh and Davis have offered.

"I'm taking an unofficial visit to Irvine next week," said Johnson. "Lehigh will be in for an in-home visit next week and I'll probably visit there in October."

Johnson listed some of the factors he'll consider when making his choice.

"Location doesn't matter, but the environment on the campus does," said Johnson. "Someplace with good academics, but also good basketball. Ideally, I'd like to be able to play early – I'd like to have a good chance of early playing time."

We asked Johnson if he'll definitely sign in the fall.

"I like the schools that are on me now," said Johnson. "But I also think I could play at a higher level. I didn't shoot the ball well in the summer – I spent the spring in track. Some coaches have said they want to see me shoot it better. So unless it is a real good offer, I could wait until the spring."

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