"I am supposed to visit Stanford in August, and we're going to visit some schools this week," said Johnson. "[Thursday] I'm going down to Maryland and after that I'm visiting NC State and North Carolina.
"I've already been to NC State and Maryland before, but I want to check them out again. I'm just going back for a second time to get another feel for the schools. North Carolina hasn't offered me, but I'm going to check out their campus and the facilities."
Johnson holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Maryland, NC State, Michigan State, UCONN, Virginia, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Louisville, Minnesota, and West Virginia. Four programs currently stick out.
"My top four is NC State, Maryland, UCONN, and Virginia," said Johnson. "I've liked those four for a while now. They are all recruiting me really hard... all of them are telling me I'm one of their top guys."
What are his thoughts on each of his top four schools?
UCONN: "They have a great new indoor practice facility, and it's a college town. The whole town is built around the college."
Virginia: "Virginia has great academics, and it is one of top public schools in nation. It's also another college town."
Maryland: "They have great facilities and a nice campus. It's in a beautiful area, and being close to Baltimore that would be a good living experience."
NC State: "NC State is in a beautiful area, and Raleigh is a great city. They have outstanding facilities, and I really like the coaching staff."
Although he's rated the No. 38 receiver in the country by Scout.com, Johnson says all of the schools are recruiting him to play free safety. The three-star prospect carries a 3.8 GPA in the classroom and indicated academics will play a role in his decision... a decision that could come prior to the start of his senior year.
"I could decide before the season, but I could not," said Johnson. "It's not going to be a hasty decision... I won't make one on a visit. I would come home and talk it over with my family before doing anything like that.
"Distance is going to be a factor for my family because they want to see me play, but all of these schools are on the east coast and close enough for them to come see me. The biggest factor is going to be how comfortable I am with the school I choose."