Armijo athlete moves visit

Aaron Johnson is a 6-6, 250-pound athlete from Fairfield (Calif.) Armijo, and things are coming together for Johnson on and off the field. This Friday's prep game will determine if Armijo goes to the playoffs for the first time since 1957. And on Saturday, Aaron will be boarding a plane to check out another football game - in Seattle, Washington.

Aaron was initially scheduled to visit the Unversity of Washington on December 13th, but had the date moved up to this weekend so he could check out the Huskies take on the Oregon State Beavers. "I want to get all my visits done at games," Aaron told tonight. "I want to see 74,000 people up there in the stands, see how it is before the game and after the game."

It was important the date be moved up for another reason too. "I have more respect for a school that will move up a date like that," Johnson said. "It shows me that they really want me." Husky Defensive Coordinator Tim Hundley called Aaron up last night. "He talks about their season and I talk about mine. He said that he was really looking forward to me visiting. We talk about lots of things - like life."

This will be the second official visit Johnson has taken, the first one being a trip to Pullman when Washington State beat USC. "I still think about that trip a lot," he said. "They really treated me well up there." Troy Bienemann was his player host. "The players just love the coaches up there and the coaches love the players."

Johnson has two other trips set up, a tentative date of November 23rd to Oregon State and December 13th to Arizona. He wants to take one more trip, and has a perfect candidate. "USC has been recruiting me hard, saying they really want me," he said. "But it's weird...they aren't showing it to me. They talk to my coach all the time, but they've only talked to me twice since September."

He also mentioned that coaches from Miami came to his game last Friday and Nebraska is also showing interest. He has offers from all the teams in the Pac-10 except for USC and UCLA and all the teams in the WAC.

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