"I'm just looking at other schools besides Carolina," said the 6-9 forward. "I want to take my visits. I'm not saying Carolina's not the school for me."
"I'm not sure if I got the offer," Johnson added. "He (Roy Williams) said not to go off and commit, because he wants to take the time to get to know me."
Johnson, who will talk to his uncle in the next week and then set up visits to a few of the schools under consideration, also disputes the fact that Louisville has emerged as the leader.
"They aren't the leader," he said of the Cardinals. "I really don't have a leader right now."
Johnson said that it's been a while since he's even heard from Williams or anyone on the Tar Heels staff.
"I'm not really sure what's going on," Johnson said. "I'm not worried because I've got other options – but I hope Carolina's one of them."
Johnson will head to Oak Hill Academy on Sept. 1 and will step into what will arguably be the top frontcourt in the country alongside Josh Smith and Dayshawn Wright.
"It'll give me a chance to play against guys that are taller and more talented than me," he said. "Bishop O'Connell's done a lot for me, but I feel that it's time for me to move on and go somewhere I can get ready for college."
Johnson also said he regrets how the whole situation was handled with Bishop O'Connell head man Joe Wootten.
"I didn't tell him first and before I got a chance to tell him, it was in the newspapers," he said. "He was mad and I can't blame him. I just went about it the wrong way. I made a mistake and I'm going to apologize to him."