After Rutgers Visit, OL Johnson Down To Three

One of the top players remaining on Rutgers' recruiting board is Edward H. White offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson, who was on an official visit over the weekend. After the trip, Johnson told he is looking at three schools, and also stated when he planned to make a decision. Johnson also discussed what he learned on the visit, and how things went.

Upon returning home from an official visit to Rutgers, Edward H. White High (Jacksonville) offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson said he is down to three schools.

"Louisville, Rutgers, North Carolina," Johnson told "That's the three right now."

Johnson already took an official visit to North Carolina and has one scheduled to Louisville the weekend of Jan. 14-16. He said he does not have a leader.

Johnson, one of the top prospects remaining on Rutgers' board, and teammate Rashad Hill (also an offensive lineman) made the journey to Piscataway, N.J. Johnson was hosted by right tackle Andre Civil, and also hung out with Hill and right tackle Devon Watkis.

"It went well. I talked to the coaches, the players, ate a lot," the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Johnson said. "I really liked it from what I saw. I was just hanging out with the players and getting to know them a little better, the coaches better."

Johnson also had the opportunity to sit with coach Greg Schiano and have a lengthy conversation.

"He was telling me about what the future is going to be like, and how I would fit in it," Johnson said. "He talked about this year and with all the injuries and how they didn't have the year they wanted, and they were young and ready to rebound."

"I got to sit and talk with the weight lifting coach, JB (Jay Butler)," Johnson said. "He was telling me about different workouts, and intensity level."

Johnson also spoke to offensive line coach Kyle Flood about his future position.

"I was talking to coach Flood about that, and he said I could play tackle or guard," Johnson said. "It doesn't matter to me."

A highlight of the trip was the Saturday night visit to New York, where the recruits, players and coaches hung out for some bowling, pool and, of course, food, which is a staple of the official visit weekend.

(Johnson said the carrot cake was his favorite.)

"We went into Times Square," Johnson said. "That was first time I saw that in my life. It's better than it looks on t.v. Seeing all those people and all those lights, and being in the center of it, it's like, ‘Wow.' "

When asked when a decision would be made, Johnson said "it probably won't be until signing day."

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