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From: Compton, California
High School: Dominguez
Brandon Johnson had a steady junior season (13-1), rushing for 1,490 yards on 151 carries and scoring 24 touchdowns. No game was bigger than his 30-carry, 258-yard, 4-touchdown performance in an upset win over Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame in the CIF Division III Championship game.
He has written offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Mississippi State, Utah, UTEP, UNLV, and Washington State. "I have like 20 verbal offers," Johnson explains. "But those are the written ones."
After the CU offer, is there any interest in the Buffs? "Yeah, you know I played Pop Warner ball with the son of one of the coaches there, Darian Hagan. I know Colorado likes to run the ball a lot."
The only school that appears to be recruiting Johnson as a defensive back is Michigan.
Since September 1st, he has received phone calls from Boise State, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington State.
In Johnson's first scrimmage, he recorded five carries afor 63 yards and a touchdown. "I think my strength is my confidence and my strength. Every time I step on the field, I think nobody can stop me. I really need to work on my footwork. I can cut good, but I want to get to where I can cut without slowing down. I need to work on my speed too."
Dominguez gets their season underway versus Pasadena, this Friday.
Johnson carries a 2.5 core GPA and scored an 870 on the SAT. He is undecided on a major.