"The visit was great," the two-star prospect out of Elkton (MD) said. "He (Daoust) came and talked to my coaches Christopher Purnell and Dwayne Thomas. He also talked tomy dad Sylvester Johnson, and then coach Daoust talked to me.
"We all chatted about coming in January and how I have like two or three weeks left of school. I'm trying to mid-year honestly, so we talked about that and grades. He also explained what and how my official this weekend will go. Then I went back to class."
The recruiting process has allowed Daoust and Johnson to develop a strong relationship. That relationship was a big reason why Johnson committed. He says their relationship is unique.
"He's like a third dad to me," Johnson exclaimed. "The love he has for me and how me and him interact is like no other recruit and coach's relationship. It's geat. We talk about everything."
Johnson is also excited about getting back to the campus where he will be attending school for the next few years. His official visit is coming this weekend, and he can't wait to spend time with his future teammates.
"On a scale from one to ten it's an eleven," Johnson claimed. "I'm so excited to be up there all weekend and see everything."
The Orange finished the season on a strong note, and Johnson certainly noticed. The bowl berth and excitement surrounding the team has made him even more anxious to play for Syracuse.
"The season was great," Johnson described. "Ever since that USC game I have seen the potential. We had a couple bad beaks but everyone does. I loved the energy they showed and the passion. I can't wait to be a part of that defense."