"Iowa State is my favorite, because it's in the Big 12 and it seems like a nice school with a lot of positive things going on," said Johnson. "The football program is on the rise. Coach Alford is a real cool guy and I like him a lot.
"If I like what I see this weekend, that's probably where I'm going to go. I want to meet the players this weekend, and that will probably influence me the most because I'll be around them for four years."
It's pretty clear the Cyclones are using the ‘immediate playing time' message when recruiting the 6-foot, 185-pound corner with 4.5 speed.
"They said I have an opportunity to play early if I come in there and know what I'm doing," he said. "They said I'll be playing corner, so that means I won't have to change my position.
"Coaches really like my size. I weigh 185 pounds, so I'm bigger than most corners are when they're freshmen in college. I can guard the bigger receivers that are out there in college. I also have good feet. I'm a student of the game and am just trying to get better. I've been playing football since I was six years ago."
Johnson recorded four interceptions this season for Montbello, and earned second-team all-state honors in Class 5A.