Muskegon (MI) High defensive back Ronald Johnson has quickly become one of the most sought after prospects in the entire country. The 6-1 185-pounder currently has some of the top nation's top programs jockeying for position, and coaches like Pete Carroll and Charlie Weis placing calls to West Michigan to show that he is one of their personal priorities.
"I've talked to them," Johnson said regarding the two aforementioned coaches. "They'll call the school and they have the recruiters for the area stay in contact. They've both been been texting me a lot too."
Johnson has been pleasantly surprised by the high level of interest he has received after the serious knee injury he sustained last year. Now almost fully recovered, the talented two-way star is thankful that none of the programs were discouraged by his setback. However, he also remembers a special vote of confidence the Wolverines gave him at that point in time.
"All of the schools were talking to me and talking about coming see me," recalled Johnson. "I'm just glad that they all stayed on me. Some of them said they were going to make it by. The only one that made it by the school after my injury was Michigan. That definitely made me more interested in them at that time."
With Johnson's desire to branch out and take visits around country growing stronger by the day, his previously mentioned timetable of making a decision after his season seems like a good estimate. Reports surfaced recently suggesting that he might speed up the process and decide before the start of his senior year, but he quickly dispelled that idea in a conversation with GoBlueWolverine this weekend.
"Nah, I don't be saying none of that junk," he said. "Maybe they heard me wrong? I'm looking at Signing Day."
Johnson still doesn't have his visit schedule set in stone, but lately he has talked about coordinating a trip or two with good friend Dionte Allen.
"We met each other when we played at the Dome, and then we met up again after that at the Michigan combine," Johnson said. "We are going to visit down in Florida together to see how it is."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Johnson in the coming weeks.