Johnson Breaks Down Top Two

Fresno (Calif.) Central defensive back Johnny Johnson recaps Semper Fi and goes in depth on his top two programs...

A four-star defensive back from Fresno (Calif.) Central, Johnny Johnson went to the Semper Fi All-Star game in Carson, California to hone his skills and compete, and that's exactly what he did.

"Overall it was a great experience," Johnson said. "The first few days of the week I was a little rusty but as the weeks went on my game elevated and overall it was great to compete with the top athletes."'s National Recruiting Analyst had this to say after watching Johnson compete all week long: "He is a pure lockdown corner with great feet and cover skills. He's a physical player, very aggressive and plays with a lot of swagger."

Johnson's talents have excited plenty of coaching staffs around the contry but the feeling for Johnson is mutual between two programs.

He says his top two is Washington and UCLA, two programs at very different spots right now but each has made a great impression with him.

He visited the Huskies at the beginning of the season and couldn't have been happier about the trip.

"I had a great visit," he said back in September. "It was a great experience and I loved everything about the trip, there wasn't a single negative. The biggest highlights for me were the game atmosphere and how well prepared the defense was."

Fast-forward to now, Johnson says things have slowed down between him and the Huskies but it hasn't impacted his status with them at all.

"The contact with Washington has decreased a bit," he said. "I can understand how come because they can't just only come after me. Even though I don't talk to them as often I still know where I'm at with them."

Now he will trip to UCLA on the Jan 18th weekend and he can't wait to get on campus.

"UCLA has recruited me the most out of the two schools," he said. "As of right now they are my top school and after the visit I should really have a good idea of where I'm at.

UCLA is more on the map right now," he said of comparing his two favorites. "What Jim Mora did in his first year in the program is excellent."

But the five-foot-ten 180-pound athlete added not to take anything away from the Huskies.

"The atmosphere that they have up there is great. They have a lot of support, I know a lot of the guys on the team and they're very well coached. Also their 2013 recruiting class is full of good athletes."

On the field, Johnson tries to model his game after one of the greats.

"I try to model my game after the best to ever do it and that's Deion Sanders. I try to be excellent at the line; I think that's my best attribute. I'm not the tallest guy or extra fast but I know if I have an edge on the offense it can make a huge difference so I try to mentally prepare myself more than most."

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