Another Big Offer For Johnson

Feb. 20 -- There aren't too many players in the '17 class being recruited more heavily than Calabasas (Calif.) wide out Keyshawn Johnson. His most recent offer on Monday came from one of the nation's true heavyweight programs...

While competing at the B2G Elite 7v7 on Monday, sophomore receiver Keyshawn Johnson picked up another major offer, this one from Alabama.

"Right when my game was over, my dad handed me the phone," Johnson said. "He had called and talked to Nick Saban's secretary and then passed the phone to me. I talked to her and then Coach Saban came on the phone.

"He told me he liked my film and how much I did in six games last season. He told me I have a lot of talent and then offered me a scholarship. It was pretty surreal for me because of what a great program Alabama is. When you think of Alabama, you think of Championships and Coach Saban is a legend and one of the greatest coaches in all of football. They have had some great receivers like Julio Jones and Amari Cooper so I'm definitely going to give them a strong look."

Johnson plans to take several visits over the spring with his Team 19 squad.

"Now that Alabama has offered, I'll visit there for sure," Johnson said. "I think we're also going to try and get to Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Kentucky. I want to see Clemson and Florida State again and Ohio State as well.

"We're going to Texas to visit TCU, Baylor and I think Texas A&M. Locally I want to visit UCLA again and I might visit USC too. USC hasn't offered me yet but it's still a good school close to home so I want to check them out."

As for a timeline for his decision, Johnson said he wants to make an early commitment.

"I would like to commit before my senior year," Johnson said. "I want to do it either during my junior year or right after. I'm not going to wait until the end and do a big hat ceremony, that's not really me.

"I want to commit early to avoid the stress and hassle of recruiting. Once I commit, that's it. I'm not going commit and then de-commit and go somewhere else. I'm very loyal, once I commit, that's it for me. I'll do it one time and then focus on my season and my team."

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