DeMatha OL Johnson setting up visits

Three-star offensive lineman Shane Johnson is engrossed in his season, and trying to win a Catholic League title, but he has set up two official visits and believes he will take a third. Johnson lets out the word on where he is visiting, and when those trips will take place. In contention are Rutgers, Pittsburgh, California, Virginia and Wake Forest. Also, find out who is calling Johnson the most.

Three-star DeMatha Catholic (Wyattsville, Md.) offensive lineman Shane Johnson said he is so focused on winning a Catholic League title, he not got heavily involved in the recruiting process. In fact, rather than going through the trimming down process, Johnson is heading the other way.

"My list has gotten more open,'' the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Johnson said. "I got really into my football season and I've been talking to a lot of coaches, but I don't have a key list.''

Johnson said he did schedule an official visit to Rutgers for the weekend of Dec. 5 and he will trip to Pittsburgh the following weekend.

He added he likely will visit California, but he isn't sure when that will be.

"Rutgers has been calling me the most,'' Johnson said. "I've been hearing from Pitt a whole bunch and Virginia. Also, Cal and Wake Forest. That's about it.''

On the field, DeMatha (9-0) is prepping for a showdown with Bishop McNamara (8-1) on Friday and a top seeding in the Catholic League's four-team playoff.

"This is for the No.1 seed this week,'' Johnson said. "Season is going pretty good. Definitely trying to take it game-by-game and not look forward. This week we have our last game (of the regular season) against McNamara and then playoffs start.''

Once the season ends, Johnson will shift his attention to recruiting, and he will approach it with an open mind.

"I want to see a bunch of different things to see how it feels,'' Johnson said. "I don't know what I want exactly yet.''

One thing he will do is start pouring over the rosters and depth charts of the schools he is interested in to get a better handle on the situation he could be entering.

"I do pay attention to that aspect, but as of right now I really don't know what any of the teams have,'' Johnson said. "I am waiting until after the season for that stuff.''

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