Iowa Football: Indianapolis CB, DJ Johnson, Discusses Iowa Offer

3-star North Central HS (Indianapolis, IN) CB DJ Johnson discusses the offer he received from Iowa on Wednesday.

The Iowa football program dished out a few offers on Wednesday. One went to Fort Wayne, IN WR DaShon Bussell and the other went to Indianapolis, IN CB, D.J. Johnson.

"It felt great," Johnson said about the offer from Iowa. "I was overwhelmed and very excited to hear the news," he admitted.

It was Iowa's recruiting coordinator, Kelvin Bell, who dished out this offer as well. And this isn't the first time Bell and Johnson have been in contact, either.

"I've talked to him 2 times prior to this and I don't know much about him, but he seems like a cool guy and I'm looking forward to building a relationship with him," Johnson exclaimed. 

Johnson, who primarily played corner (which is what Iowa is offering for) this past season for North Central, is looking forward to getting a little more involved next season. 

"This year I only played corner and I returned on kick off and punt, but next year I'll probably be seeing a little bit more of the offensive side," he said. 

Much like Bussell, Johnson will be heading to Iowa City the weekend of March 5th for an unofficial visit. 

"I just want to get up and get a feel for the environment and coaching staff and see what the Hawkeyes have to offer," he said regarding what he'd be looking for when he's in Iowa City in early March.

Johnson holds offers from Cincinnati, Purdue, Northern Illinois, and Iowa among others, but says that no offer is really standing out above the rest at this point.

"I haven't been on many visits yet, so I can't say (which offers stand out), but after I begin to go on those visits that will tell all," Johnson admitted.

The Hawkeyes will have a chance to impress Johnson when he comes to campus in early March. He'll get to see the facilities, campus, and the university along with an Iowa basketball game. The Hawkeyes take on Penn State that Sunday afternoon.


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