Aaron Johnson Returns From Unofficial Visit

Aaron Johnson from Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge, La, took an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Saturday and was in attendance for the Buckeyes' win over Minnesota. Ohio State has not offered Johnson a scholarship. We caught up with him for more.

Aaron Johnson from Baton Rouge, La., took an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Saturday and was in attendance for the Buckeyes' 44-0 win over Minnesota.

"It was nice," Johnson said. "It actually got pretty boring since they were beating them so bad."

Johnson (5-11, 165, 4.4) has not been offered a scholarship by Ohio State.

"I think Stanford and Illinois have offered me, but I'm not really sure," Johnson said. "My high school coach and my uncle are handling all of that."

Johnson is also considering Michigan, Auburn and USC.

"I am going to take official visits at some points to Stanford and Illinois, and I want to take one to Michigan as well," Johnson said. "And I might set up an official visit to Ohio State the weekend of the Michigan game."

Johnson's high school team – Southern University Laboratory – is 6-3 and has already qualified for the Louisiana state playoffs, which begin next week.

Johnson is playing running back this year and reports statistics of 60 carries for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also has returned two punts for touchdowns and has intercepted three passes on defense as a cornerback.

"They really don't throw my way much – most teams like to run the ball around here," he said. "And I think I would have more punt return touchdowns if they kicked the ball to me more."

Johnson says his contact at OSU is recruiting coordinator John Peterson. He says the Buckeyes are looking at him as a cornerback.

Johnson reports a 2.9 core GPA and scored an 18 on the ACT.

"I am going to retake the ACT, but my school counselors think I've already qualified. But I still want to bring up my score."

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