It's been a few months since Johnson pulled the trigger for the big red, and you could say much of what he knew about the place has changed. Not the least of which was the fact that Bill Busch, the coach recruiting him the entire time and someone who actually coached with Johnson's current head coach in high school.
However, according to Johnson, at least right now, that particular factor really doesn't come into play. It's something a little closer to home. "The majority of my family wants me to stay in-state and go to ASU," Johnson said about choosing the Sun Devils over the Huskers, the two teams he points to as the only teams he is considering at this time. "I hadn't really thought much about the distance when I made the choice, but I have been thinking a lot more about it lately."
While the distance seems to be a growing issue, Johnson said that the fact that he might not know the coaches at Nebraska all that well, won't. Of what he has had a chance to learn and how he has had a chance to meet, the staff gets high marks from him. "Coach Pelini is great and I think all the rest of the coaches I got to meet are going to be really good for them," he said. "There just a bunch of great people who have a passion for what they are doing."
That's important, and as Johnson looks at the big picture, he says that it isn't less important than it was. It's now just about the home-away-from-home factor and just which will have the biggest impact on him in the near future.
It's not a choice Johnson is looking forward to, because currently, he doesn't have any idea of what he wants to do., But he does know that a decision will have to come soon, no matter what.
"It's tough right now, because I'm kind of torn, and I'm just not real sure what I want to do," Johnson said. "I'll have to make a decision. But, it's going to be tough. I know that."