DC Quarterback Favors UConn, Syracuse

Washington, DC recruit Josh Johnson took in both UConn and Syracuse's junior days - the quarterback was encouraged both by where UConn program is headed and the steps it's taking to get there.

"It was great," Johnson said. "I'd put Connecticut in my top three right now with (Boston College) and Syracuse."

Johnson has also visited Syracuse for the Orange's Junior Day, and said both visits have elevated each school's standing.

"I'd say Syracuse and UConn are ranked higher than BC right now," Johnson said. " I've been talking UConn and Syracuse more. Between those two (though), I really couldn't say."

Johnson is a 6-foot, 2-inch quarterback who runs a 4.67 40-yard dash, and weighs 205 pounds. He said most of his time spent at UConn on Junior Day was with quarterbacks coach Rob Ambrose. The coach told Johnson he had some time to watch tape on the quarterback from St. Johns College High School.

"He liked everything he saw," Johnson said. "He said I have a really nice arm and great poise in the pocket."

Johnson said the other thing that helped elevate UConn's standing is the new facilities that are said to be ready by the start of next season.

"All the facilities are going to be beautiful," Johnson said. "It's going to be awesome, they are building an indoor field and the new weight room is going to be humungous. I was just picturing everything finished."

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