OL Johnson Still Liking Rutgers

Edward H. White High (Jacksonville, Fla.) offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson impressed Rutgers during his visit to its camp in June, and he came away impressed with the school. Two months later, Johnson said he still likes the Scarlet Knights and talks regularly with one of Rutgers' freshmen. Johnson spoke to ScarletReport.com about his recruitment, if he trimmed his list and if he set up any visits.

Many high school seniors are making their college decisions or trimming their lists, but Edward H. White (Jacksonville, Fla.) three-star offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson is close to doing either.

Since returning from camping at Rutgers in late June, the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Johnson said the opposite to trimming his list is happening.

"I think that I've added a few," Johnson said. "I know Iowa State offered and Central Florida. I think South Florida was after Rutgers, and Marshall."

Johnson holds well over a dozen offers, and hasn't thought about cutting his list.

"I'm still trying to focus on high school season before looking at college stuff," said Johnson, who added he wasn't overwhelmed by the process. "It makes it harder, but it's not something I can't do."

In the days after Johnson camped at Rutgers, he said Rutgers "was close to the top" of his list. More than two months later, he said the Scarlet Knights remain high on his list, but he is unsure which schools he will officially visit.

However, he remains in constant contact with the Scarlet Knights.

"I've been talking to some of the coaches," Johnson said. "It's just motivational stuff."

One thing working in Rutgers' favor is its freshman running back Casey Turner. The running back starred at Edward H. White High the last few years, and is good friends with Johnson.

And, according to Johnson, Turner continues to sell him on Rutgers.

"I talk to Casey on a regular basis," Johnson said. "He tells me that what he's seen up there, I could dominate up there. I could come up there and if not start my freshman year, then my sophomore year."

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