Lville makes final pitch for Kaleb Johnson

Kaleb Johnson is a wanted man. UNC and Miami coaches visited him earlier this week. Wednesday night, three coaches from Louisville were in his house. Thursday night, Iowa State will make the final in-home visit with the three-star offensive lineman. Johnson spoke with Thursday evening about his upcoming decision.

Louisville made their final recruiting pitch to Kaleb Johnson Wednesday night.

After Charlie Strong met with Johnson and his mother last week in Jacksonville, UofL assistants Kenny Carter, Ron Dugans and Dave Borbely made an in-home visit last night to try to convince the three-star offensive lineman to play for the Cardinals.

"It went well," said Johnson. "We sat down and talked and my mom got to know Coach Borbely and Coach Carter a little bit. I talked with him [Borbely] a lot when I went up for my visit and he showed me a little bit of film. They said they would take care of me up there and that I would be able to grow as a man not just in football but in my social life and academics."

Johnson made his final official visit to Miami last weekend and the Hurricanes made an in-home visit Tuesday night. That meeting was Johnson's first chance to meet the Hurricanes new offensive line coach Art Kehoe.

"Miami came Tuesday with Coach Kehoe," Johnson said. "He's a character. He's a practical joker. He showed me a few things I need to work on with my stance and stuff like that."

Iowa State will make the final in-home visit with Johnson Thursday night. North Carolina and Rutgers made in-home visits with Johnson earlier in the week.

"I still haven't committed," Johnson said. "I'm still weighing the pros and cons right now. I'm going to announce on signing day. I will let coaches know before but I won't announce it until next Wednesday."

Johnson, who said his mother will have a big say about his choice, said he will announce his decision at 9 a.m. at Edward White H.S.

"She wants me to stay as close as possible," Johnson said. "That's one of the bad things about Iowa State is the distance. UNC and Miami, those are the two that she likes."

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