Johnson Biding His Time

Iowa State should feel good about its chances with three-star wideout Denver Johnson, who recently decommitted from Tulsa. Head inside for the latest

The most recent move for Denver Johnson — that he'd decommit from Tulsa following an offer from Iowa State and a subsequent visit from Ames — was easy to predict.

Indeed, for Johnson, there wasn't too much to think about.

"Before I visited [ISU in June] I wanted to decommit to Tulsa but I didn't want to do it so quickly because I had just committed," he told on Monday, a week after officially withdrawing his Golden Hurricane pledge.

Johnson's next move? It looks like a commitment to Iowa State is in the cards, but Johnson anticipates taking a bit more time.

"For me, I'm not trying to rush into it," he said. "I'm just trying to let it happen, take my time with it. I've been talking to a bunch of Iowa State commits and developing a relationship with them."

Kansas State and TCU have shown recent interest in the three-star Casady (OK) wide receiver and have invited him to campus but haven't offered. Johnson's become tight with a few members of ISU's 2015 class, who he communicates with in a group text.

And it's because of the group text that commits such as Dom DeLira, Bobby McMillen and Seth Nerness knew Devine Ozigbo would commit to Iowa State well before he made it public. Ozigbo told on Tuesday he'd get to work on Johnson.>

"We just talk about what could happen, what could be," Johnson said of the group texts. "It helps us to be closer and we lean on that bond."

Johnson has in the past predicted a timeframe of early in the season to make a final decision. The Cyclones don't appear to be hot after any other wideouts and might take just one in the 2015 class, which figures to be small.

In ISU's corner is Mark Mangino, who's recruited Johnson out of Oklahoma, and the fact that Johnson is cousins with former Cyclones standout Jeremy Reeves.

It won't be easy for another school to upend the Cyclones at the top of Johnson's list.

"It's gonna take a lot because I really liked my visit, really liked my coaching staff and really liked my players, the guys who'd come in with me and be in my class," he said.

As a junior, Johnson caught 39 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns. He said he's added 25 pounds of "good weight" this offseason, boosting his frame to 6-foot-2, 230 pounds.

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