Afterward, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Johnson said he liked the staff, but still wasn't interested because of the rebuilding project that needs to take place.
But as Johnson gets closer to making an announcement – it could come as early as this weekend – the Scarlet Knights remain in contention.
"They are the home state school, they've been there, they've been pushing and they've been recruiting me well," Johnson said. "I thought that was good enough for me. Whether I pick them or not, I thought they did a good job and they impressed me there."
Johnson, who played at Plainfield (N.J.) High last season but is mulling a transfer, is the No. 17-rated point guard in the 2011 class. He was being recruited to Georgetown by new Rutgers assistant coach David Cox.
But it isn't only Cox's arrival at Rutgers that signaled Johnson's renewed interest in the Scarlet Knights.
"They want to build a program around me, and they've got me as their No. 1 guy," Johnson said. "They're coming at me, and coach Cox helps."