Johnson Talks UCLA, Injury

The Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw athlete, Mossi Johnson, recaps his official visit to UCLA...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw athlete Mossi Johnson didn't have to trek far for his official visit to UCLA.

And that's part of the reason Johnson picked UCLA.

"I took my whole family with me on my visit and that's what makes them even happier, that it's so close and not far, so they can come to every game and I can go see them or they can come see me anytime," said Johnson.

Johnson was thrilled with the visit.

"It went really good," said Johnson. "My host was Devin Fuller and then I hung out with Simon Goines. We took a visit to the Rose Bowl and it was real nice. They had the all the jersey's in the lockers like it's a game day and the jersey looks good. We were able to try on all the jerseys. I liked them all. Hopefully I get #14."

Johnson can play on either side of the ball, and there still is a chance he could play on either side, with no set position just yet.

"They're still undecided and I have not decided which one I'd like more," said Johnson. "I can play corner or receiver. Hopefully I'd like to get both in the rotation, but I don't know what they're thinking. I definitely want to return kicks and punts though."

Johnson was recruiting some guys he met during the summer on the camp circuit too.

"I was trying to get Priest Willis and Tahaan Goodman on board all weekend," said Johnson.

Johnson spent much of his time with Eric Yarber, the Bruins' receivers coach and also got a chance to meet with head coach Jim Mora.

"Coach Yarber was who I spent most of my time with but I also got to spend time with Coach Mora and that was good," said Johnson.

Johnson suffered an injury last month in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, and he's still recovering from it. It will keep him out of the West Coast Bowl, which he was selected to play in this weekend.

"I'm still recovering but I'm going to go watch the West Coast Bowl," said Johnson. "I had a partial tear of my MCL and a little in my ACL but I'm going to the doctor in a couple of weeks. If I have to redshirt, I will, but I'm going to recover and rehab and do whatever I can not to redshirt."

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