Johnson Checks Out L.A. Schools

Fresno (Calif.) Central's Johnny Johnson, the #5-ranked cornerback in the nation, took a weekend visit to Los Angeles over the weekend and checked out both UCLA and USC...

Johnny Johnson is one of the nation's top cover corners and just had his transfer approved to Central from Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin. The Grizzlies are loaded in the secondary and have four high major BCS prospects.

"I'm excited and were ready to go," Johnson said. "We play a tough schedule next year but we're ready, our secondary is real strong and we're pretty loaded so I'm excited."

USC and UCLA have both offered the corner and he spent time on both campuses on Saturday.

"I was at UCLA first and then went to USC for the scrimmage," Johnson said. "UCLA was real cool and I have a good relationship with Demetrice Martin, the DB coach. I'm looking forward to developing a better one with Coach Mora as well and UCLA is definitely moving up my list.

"This was my first time seeing a spring practice for any school and I was really impressed. It was a quick practice but intense and Coach Mora was really getting after those guys. I like that he's trying to change the culture there and I believe in that staff. They have talent and if they bring in another good class, they could rise quickly."

Johnson attended USC's Junior Day and the visit for the scrimmage was his second this year.

"I like it at USC a lot, every time I go there, the coaches really show me a lot of love," Johnson said. "The scrimmage was pretty mellow and I think the coaches didn't want anyone to get hurt. The corners looked good though so that made it better and I'm always real comfortable there.

"I was sitting next to some of the incoming recruits like Jabari Ruffin, Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick and Nelson Agholor and they're building another big class this year. If I end up there with some of the other guys that they look good for, I see a lot of national championships in the future. It's going to be a hard choice though and I'm keeping all my options open right now and want to do my visits before deciding."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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