Johnson Getting More Attention

The safety prospect from Nevada, <b>Brett Johnson</b>, who grew up a UCLA fan, came to UCLA's one-day camp this summer and was very impressive. He has one scholarship offer and is on the verge of getting more...

A couple of good performances on the summer camp circuit were enough to get Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley safety Brett Johnson (6-1 ½, 190) on the recruiting radar, but Johnson's play on the field should get him even more attention.

While his lone offer is from in-state Nevada, Johnson has six other schools that he is looking at, though three are standing out.

"UCLA, Fresno State and Washington have all called me. I am liking those three a lot right now," said Johnson. "I also like Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State and San Diego State."

In fact, Fresno State could be offering soon.

"The coaches said they liked me a lot when they called me, and they said if they like my highlight tape, then they would offer me immediately," Johnson said.

After attending the Adidas 1-Day Camp at UCLA in May, Johnson said then that UCLA was his favorite, and still holds on to that, though not to the extent where an offer would immediately guarantee a commitment.

"I grew up a UCLA fan, and really like them," said Johnson. "But right now I'm really open to whomever."

Named the #32 prospect in the West by The Insiders, Johnson is hearing from most schools as a free safety recruit, but said he could play strong if needed. He said, "They're really interchangeable, I could play either."

He said he would most likely wait until Signing Day before making his decision, and said he would begin setting up official visits soon.

"I've talked with the coaches of schools I want to visit, but we haven't officially set up a date for the trips yet."

Johnson has gotten off to a good start in 2004, recording 20 tackles in two Green Valley victories, and added both a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 25-yard run for a touchdown on offense.

Last season, Johnson tallied 84 tackles and 2 interceptions, and also grabbed 7 passes for 132 yards.

His family, though, is emphasizing education as a priority. "My mom told me the most important thing in a school is the education."

He has a 3.5 GPA and scored an 890 on his SAT, which qualifies him by NCAA standards.


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