Bruins Lead for Johnson

The Fresno (Calif.) Central four-star cornerback, Johnny Johnson, has UCLA in his top two...

Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback Johnny Johnson (5-9, 180), will make his 2012 debut this weekend.

The four-star cornerback had to sit out the first two games of the season after transferring from San Joaquin Memorial to Central.

In fact, much of the offseason has been one big wait for Johnson.

After injuring his shoulder at the Proving Ground Combine in January, Johnson wasn't cleared to do many camps or 7on7 tournaments, the lone showcase being the Oakland NFTC, where he was limited to non-contact drills.

But with the shoulder 100%, and the transfer settled, Johnson will rejoin one of the nation's best secondaries, teaming up with fellow four-star cornerback L.J. Moore and four-star safety Hatari Byrd, plus 2014 prospect Devon Brewer.

"My first game back is this Saturday night (against Palos Verdes Estates) and I'm very excited," said Johnson.

In the meantime, Johnson has set up two of his official visits, to Notre Dame and Oklahoma, and knows the other two schools he'll visit.

"I'm going to Notre Dame, Washington, UCLA and Oklahoma," said Johnson.

Johnson said he'd be visiting Notre Dame on September 22nd, when the Irish host Michigan, and to Oklahoma on October 26th, when the Sooners welcome Notre Dame.

Still, two teams are standing out for Johnson.

"Stanford and UCLA are my top two," said Johnson.

After the season, Johnson will play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Home Depot Center.

Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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