Johnson Sees Potential in UNC Offense

Despite his late arrival, Keeon Johnson was able to see the majority of North Carolina's Spring Game on Saturday – enough to whet his appetite.

"I feel like offensively, they probably are better than they were last year," Johnson said. "They showed a lot of different plays that they can pass the ball out of and actually score on offense. To me that's a plus. That's something I'm looking forward to. I could see myself in that type of offense.

"I saw that they did a lot of trick plays, which I think is pretty cool. I don't know for sure, but it seemed like they threw the ball 80-percent of the time – that's something I like."

Following the visit, UNC is firmly among Johnson's top three schools – along with Notre Dame and Virginia. All three schools – plus four others – have offered the 6-foot-2, 193-pound wide receiver from Kannapolis (N.C.) Brown. He has also visited all three favorites.

"I like the atmosphere [at those three schools] and how the coaches greet me and spend time talking to me," Johnson said.

Johnson, who is looking to make a verbal commitment during the football season, denies a leader, but that is about to change.

"I feel that all three are equal, but soon there will be a team that leads," Johnson said.

Following the game, Johnson had a quick conversation with Gunter Brewer, UNC's wide receivers coach and Johnson's primary recruiter.

"He was talking about how he's going to start coming to the school [because of the Evaluation Period]," Johnson said. "We always talk about how track is going and how basketball was."

UNC has signed a prospect from Brown High School in the past two recruiting classes – Travis Riley (2011) and Damien Washington (2012).

"Damien, when he first committed, he told me I could come down there and visit with him," Johnson said. "Travis Riley would say the same thing. But as the season went on, they laid off me. If I [visit] a school, Damian will ask me how it went. He's always asking me how things are going [recruiting-wise]."

Other than UNC's camp this summer, Johnson is unsure of any future visit plans.

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