Johnson updates on his spring

San Leandro (Calif.) ATH Stephen Johnson is getting used to increased attention during the evaluation period.

San Leandro athlete Stephen Johnson is a wanted man on both sides of the ball. Some programs, like Oregon, want him as an athlete, while others like him as a cornerback.

Holding offers from Duke, Utah State, California, Washington State, Oregon, Boise State and Arizona State, the three-star prospect is also hearing more from UCLA, USC and Oregon State. For Johnson, the increased attention is something he's getting used too.

"It's different because at the beginning of the year I didn't really have any scout's looking at me like this and offering," Johnson said. "Now it's flipped."

Johnson hasn't been able to put his full focus on recruiting due to his track season. However, that hasn't stopped a number of programs from stopping by to check in on him. He said that Cal, Duke, Boise State, Arizona State and UCLA have been down to visit him in recent weeks and that he expects a visit from Oregon soon.

"I know they're coming up here," Johnson said. "I think it's next week. They're trying to see me at a track meet."

Johnson has been staying in contact with wide receivers coach Matt Lubick and now has a clearer picture of when he'll be able to make it up to Oregon for a visit.

"I'm trying to go down to a camp," he said. "If not, I'll head down there after school ends, which is June 12."

The only other visit Johnson wants to take is to Mississippi State, his father's alma mater. He is already looking ahead to his decision, which he hopes to make sooner rather than later in the process.

"I want to get it done when the season starts," Johnson said. "Either right before the season or in-between."


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