Sooner interest picking up for Johnson?

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we take a look at wide receiver Kevin Johnson from Cypress Ridge High. He talked with SI about some new changes that have happened in his recruitment.

From the last update that SoonersIllustrated ran on Cy Ridge (TX) wide receiver Kevin Johnson, the three-star athlete only had a couple of offers. But as time has roiled by and coaches from across the country have traveled to Cypress, Johnson offer count has increased dramatically.

"I am up to about 12-15 offers now. I really cannot even remember them all," Johnson said. "But I am just taking all of this day by day. It seems like everyday a new coach comes by the school asking about me. It is quite exciting."

In fact, prior to the interview, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Johnson was on the phone with a coach from Illinois, and said that the coaching staff is recruiting him pretty hard. Of course schools like Oklahoma State, Baylor, Minnesota, Rice, SMU, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Iowa State, Utah, Syracuse, Northwestern, and Arizona are most of the schools in the mix and offered.

Aside from these programs, Johnson has made his way LSU and Texas A&M, both of whom have not offered to date. Rice and Baylor were his other stops.

But while spring ball is going on, Johnson does not have to do the traveling as coaches are coming to him. Last week, he had a visitor from a school that has been on his radar for some time.

And he has been on theirs as well.

"Oklahoma came by later in the week last week, it was either Thursday or Friday," Johnson said. "I am not sure who the coach was, but he talked with my coach and they seem interested in me."

So how interested are the Sooners?

"Well, they said that they would come back next week (this current week) and check me out at practice," Johnson said. "My coach told my dad that the coach who came wanted to offer me on the spot, but needed to call the wide receivers coach and coach (Bob) Stoops before he could extend an offer to me."

Johnson said that he is not sure if an offer would come, but either way he will do what he has to do as far as his performance on the field.

Last season, Johnson hauled in 45 passes for 690 yards and 12 touchdowns and added 116 yards on the ground with a score as well.

"You know it's hard to say whether or not I will get that offer, even though I would love to get one," Johnson said. "When I come out to practice, I do what I have to do. I work hard and if the offer comes it comes. But I have interest in them and I know that they are a top program in the country."

Johnson and the Cy Ridge football team will wrap up spring practice this week.

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