Johnson Interested in UCLA

The San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back, Kirk Johnson, wants to talk more with UCLA...

San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Kirk Johnson (5-11, 190), headed down to his father's alma mater over the weekend to take in Junior Day at Texas.

By the time he was done, he had his first offer, thanks to Charlie Strong and the Longhorns.

"We were at Junior Day and man, what a great feeling," said Johnson. "My dad was one of the guys that created DBU."

Johnson's father, Johnnie, was an All-American with the Horns and an eventual first round pick of the Los Angeles Rams and All-Pro.

But it's on offense that Johnson has made his mark and where the Horns see him as a difference maker. The offer certainly impacted Johnson.

"Yeah, I was pretty excited," said Johnson. "It's a great feeling for the whole family. I was a little tempted to commit but I'm going to wait it out a bit."

Johnson is hearing from a number of other schools, like Arizona, Utah and UCLA.

"I'm going out to Arizona on April 12th for a Junior Day. And I think Utah could be the (next) closest to offer," said Johnson. "We're talking a lot so we'll see how that is."

UCLA is also showing a lot of interest.

"I'm planning on getting a better relationship with UCLA and talking with them a lot more," said Johnson. "Like Utah, it's pretty much the same thing, talking with them, so we'll see how that goes."

Washington and USC are other schools he's interested in.

Johnson's younger brother, Collin, is a 2016 receiver at Valley Christian and he too was offered by the Horns on their visit.

Though the thought of committing to Texas was there, Johnson said it likely won't be anytime soon.

"I'll probably commit later, after the upcoming football season," said Johnson.

Johnson is set to take the SAT on Saturday.

He'll be at the NFTC in May in Oakland.

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