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Tejay Johnson (6-foot, 185 pounds), a class of 2007 safety recruit at South Garland High School in Garland, Texas, has 18 scholarship offers and counting. Johnson reveals his offer list and discusses his summer plans.

Tejay Johnson is brimming with scholarship suitors. The class of 2007 safety prospect at South Garland High School now has 18 offers.

"I have ones from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Arizona State, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Duke, Central Florida, Purdue, Arizona, Tulsa, Wake Forest, TCU, Kansas, Arkansas and San Diego State," Johnson said in a telephone interview Friday afternoon. He added that "pretty much all of them" called him last month.

Johnson has not pared down his list quite yet.

"Not yet, but I'm looking to like narrow it down pretty soon," he said.

When does he expect to make his decision?

"Probably at mid season or right at the beginning of the season," Johnson said.

Johnson made an unofficial visit to TCU on Thursday.

"It was real nice," he said. "We went up to see one of our players that we played with this past season", cornerback Alex Ibiloye, who in February signed a letter of intent to play for TCU.

That might end up being the only school that Johnson visits during his summer vacation.

"I was supposed to go visit (Oklahoma State) and Kansas State sometime in the future, but I don't know if it's going to happen," he said. "It's really iffy right now… because of transportation. TCU is like an hour away."

Due to logistics, then, Johnson said he was not even considering unofficial trips to far-flung destinations like San Diego State or Wisconsin. If he is going to visit a school that distant, it will have to end up on his official-visit list, whenever narrows down his range of choices.

Johnson said he is undecided regarding summer football camps "because we have 7-on-7 football and I'm running track this summer" for the Garland Track Club. Johnson competes in the 110 hurdles and the high jump. A minor injury kept him from participating in the high jump in his high-school regional. He did race the 110 hurdles at regionals but could not advance from there.

Today, Johnson and his South Garland teammates will be in Rockwall, Texas for a 7-on-7 tournament. They went to Wylie High School last week for the same purpose.

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