D.J. Johnson received an Iowa offer just a few short weeks ago. He wasted no time getting to campus for Iowa's junior day this past weekend and the Hawkeyes did not disappoint the talented 3-star DB from the Indianapolis area.
"The visit was great, I really enjoyed my time in Iowa City," Johnson admitted. "The facilities were nice, but what really stood out were the coaches. They seemed like they were real and really wanted me at Iowa," he added.
Iowa's recruiting coordinator, Kelvin Bell, has been the one in contact with Johnson the most, but D.J. got a chance to pick the brain of Iowa's head man, Kirk Ferentz, over the weekend.
"I actually got to talk to coach (Kirk) Ferentz and I really liked him," Johnson exclaimed. "Most of our conversation was just regular talk and building a relationship with me and my family, but we did talk about him wanting me at Iowa and why Iowa is a special place," Johnson acknowledged.
Johnson wrapped up a visit to Indiana in late February before taking on Iowa City and has a few more planned before the spring ends.
He'll be headed to Miami (OH) and Illinois before heading back to Ohio State again for a spring practice.
Johnson was looking to get to Iowa to get a feel for the coaching staff and for the environment. And it appears the Hawkeyes have made a good impression early on.
"Iowa City is a special place and definitely a place that has support from the fans. I could definitely see myself playing for a school like that in the future," Johnson admitted.
He also called Iowa a "top contender" for his services at this point in the game.
He has offers from Minnesota, Purdue, Indiana, Cincinnati, and Iowa among others and we shouldn't expect a decision from D.J. anytime soon.
"I'll probably make my decision closer to signing day," Johnson said. "I really want to take the time to make a decision and see what opportunities I might gain over the summer and during the season," he added.
The Hawkeyes could have a leg up in this one considering Johnson's position coach at North Central HS, Anthony Dean, was a wideout for the Hawkeyes back in the early 90's.
Nothing is set in stone as of yet for Johnson, but the Hawkeyes definitely did themselves a favor over the weekend.