I really should be a five-star [recruit], Johnson said of his Scout.com rating.
Im just going to keep playing my game until I get there.
The dedication and desire to be great is what schools across the country see in Johnson. According to Johnson, the 67, 190-pound shooting guard has received offers from Maryland, South Florida, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Cincinnati, Providence, Georgetown, Rutgers, St. Johns, DePaul, Marquette and Virginia.
Despite the interest stemming from all over, Johnson has yet to narrow down his top college destinations. He is trying to keep an open mind through the process.
I dont have a top four. Im open for everyone, he said.
The Terps have already made Johnson an offer, and have made consistent contact with him ever since. Keith Booth, the sixth-year assistant coach on Gary Williams staff at Maryland, has been helping Johnson realize that he could be a great fit for the team, and Maryland could be a great place for Johnson.
Maryland fits my expectations, Johnson said. I can bring scoring and getting my team involved. By me coming into the program, I can be an impact player from day one.
Johnson compared himself to NBA rookie Evan Turner, who recently was drafted No. 2 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. At Ohio State, Turner was an All-American and won the AP National Player of the Year, averaging over 20 points per game, six assists and nine rebounds during the 2009-10 season. Johnson feels he fits the same bill as Turner.
Im an all around player. Im versatile. I dont have a set position. I play the one through five. Im 67, but most importantly, Im a scorer. Scoring comes easy to me, he said.
Johnson has not scheduled a visit to College Park yet.