"I'm going to visit Louisville this week," Johnson said. "I'm very interested in Louisville. I think they're going to do some good things up there. I'm looking to be a part of it and want to see some good things hopefully."
Johnson said he has developed a good relationship with Louisville assistant Ron Dugans throughout the recruiting process. Dugans visited with Johnson last week in Jacksonville, and has the Cardinals well-positioned to land the 6-4, 285-pound prospect.
"He calls me and he's been almost like a mentor for me throughout the recruiting process telling me the little things to look for," Johnson said. "They say I'm a guard, but they also say I could play tackle. They'll work it out whenever I get to school."
Johnson visited Rutgers and North Carolina before the holiday break. He made an official visit to Iowa State last weekend, and picked up a scholarship offer from Miami last week. UCF, FIU, and FAU are also in the mix.
"Miami just offered me and they were trying to get me to come down last weekend but I was committed to visit Iowa State," Johnson said. "They said something about coming down Jan. 21, but they said they might be filled up by then."
Johnson said his mother probably would accompany him to Louisville this weekend. He said she likes UNC the best right now. Johnson declined to name a favorite.
"Mostly it's going to be about the living arrangements and the people that I'm going to be around," Johnson said. "I have been thinking about making a decision after the Louisville visit, but I might not say anything until signing day."