Johnson Up to Seven

Upland (Calif.) safety James Johnson is now up to seven offers and recently took a visit to the Arizona programs...

A month ago, Upland (Calif.) safety James Johnson had just picked up his first offer from Oregon State. However, over the past few weeks, Johnson's recruitment has been on the rise, as he has nabbed six more offers.

"It's really exciting right now," he said of the sudden influx of offers. "I'm going to wait and see what happens, but right now I'm just enjoying it."

Johnson has started exploring his options, as he visited Tempe on Friday to check out Arizona State's campus.

"It was great, it was really great. I didn't think it would be this good. We saw the stadium, met with the academic advisors, took a campus tour, and saw the dorm rooms," he said.

The 6'2", 205 lb. prospect, who picked up an offer during the visit, also had the chance to sit down one and one and talk with head coach, Todd Graham.

"It was really good. Coach Graham a great guy. He's big on character, and that's one of the main things I'm looking for as far as a coach I'm going to be playing for," he said.

Johnson also had the opportunity to speak with the staff about how they plan to incorporate him into the Sun Devils' defense.

"They said I was the number one safety on their board that they are looking for. They have two safety positions that are interchangeable and I could play both safety positions. They also said I could get on the field early with special teams," he said.

On Saturday, Johnson headed to Tucson to spend some time on Arizona's campus, as he had recently picked up an offer from the Wildcats.

"Arizona offered me on Thursday. It really came out of the blue; I hadn't really talked to them. They came out to school during the evaluation period, but after that we hadn't really talked," he said.

Johnson will "definitely" attend Oregon State's camp in a few weeks, but has no other visits or camps planned quite yet.

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