Johnson is on a flight home from his official visit because of NCAA rules, but turns right around to Newark Airport. He begins Rutgers classes Tuesday.
“It’s cool, I’ve mostly been sleeping,” Johnson said on his Sunday travel. “I’m very excited for [enrollment]. I’m eager to start classes, and lifting with the team. We’ll be practicing pretty soon, so I can’t wait to join them.”
What did Johnson do on his visit?
“Eat,” Johnson said. “It felt like that was all we did – in a good way.”
The official visit included plenty of dining spots, including a trip to Manhattan, but the focus came elsewhere. Johnson toured the facilities, met with players and coaches and began his academic planning with classes starting soon.
“I knew I was going to have a good time, but it was more than I expected,” Johnson said. “The support from the coaches and all of the staff stood out. They’re a family. It seems like they’re really dialed in to work toward the success of their players.”
The visit ended with a Sunday meeting in coach Kyle Flood’s office, but Johnson spent most of his time elsewhere. Johnson bonded with special teams coordinator Bob Fraser and recruiting assistants Kevin Caldwell and Eddie Jordan Jr.
“They were both definitely cool guys,” Johnson said. “I learned a lot.”