Johnson Talks Newest Offer

The San Leandro (Calif.) athlete, Stephen Johnson, talks about his overall recruitment and how it felt to get the UCLA offer last week...

San Leandro (Calif.) athlete Stephen Johnson (6-0, 180), had a good Saturday and Sunday.

The day before clocking a 4.41 in the 40 at the Los Angeles NFTC, Johnson landed a new offer from UCLA.

"I talked to Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) and they offered me as a slot receiver," said Johnson. "They're actually fighting over me for offense and defense, but they want me as a slot."

Johnson talked with Angus McClure, who'd been recruiting him too, after he talked with Yarber.

"Coach Angus, I called him right after and he confirmed that they were offering me," said Johnson. "They want me to call Coach (Jim) Mora this week. I'm excited about this offer."

Washington offered Johnson late Sunday and a few more schools could be close.

"USC, Arizona and Mississippi State are all talking to me too," said Johnson. "I hope Mississippi State offers soon. My father played there for four years."

Johnson was offered last week by Fresno State as a quarterback and he has offers for running back, receiver and corner as well.

"I have a lot of options, but mostly they're saying cornerback," said Johnson.

Oregon is also heavily recruiting Johnson, and they too want him in the secondary. The Ducks offered in March.

Johnson said he's hoping to visit Oregon and UCLA in the coming months, potentially for camps too.

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