With an offer list as impressive as any in the country, Mickey Johnson has been tight-lipped about where teams stand in the race for his services.
Since taking in LSU’s Family Day in Baton Rouge last weekend, Johnson has had time to soak in what the day meant for the home team - and the response is just the one the Tiger staff had hoped to illicit.
On campus with his parents and siblings, the Johnson family was given the rundown on everything that LSU could offer, most importantly through academics.
“Coach Miles emphasized the support that I would get, and we all really liked the different stuff that he showed me,” Johnson said. “I met with the woman in charge of the tutoring program, and she filled me in on pretty much everything. They are going to have everything that I need to be successful in college.
“It was just a whole lot of information that I didn’t know about before the weekend. The visit helped LSU out a lot.”
Also appealing to the 6-foot-1, 310-pounder is LSU’s current slate of commitments, 10 of which are from the Bayou State. With relationships growing stronger, Johnson said that signing on with the class the Tigers have built is as appealing as any on his radar.
“Anthony Johnson and Quentin Thomas were talking to me about being in the class together, and they were saying that if (Jermauria) Rasco comes it would be the best class in the country,” Johnson said. “The idea of that is pretty cool, for sure.”
After heading to Los Angeles to visit the UCLA campus on Tuesday, the No. 24 ranked defensive tackle prospect will round out the week with a trip to Ole Miss.
When asked about a decision date, Johnson left open the idea of ending his process earlier than expected.
“Probably midway through the season I will narrow it down to a couple of teams and try to start making my decision,” he said. “Then again, I could just commit at anytime. When I feel certain about it, I’ll go ahead and announce. I won’t draw it out.”