He says he was able to separate those programs from the rest simply because he could see himself playing there.
The No. 5 ranked small forward nationally says the local athletic directors at in Los Angeles -- at UCLA and USC -- did "a great job hiring two enthusiastic coaches." Johnson will visit with the coaching staffs from both schools the first week of May.
Johnson wants to visit each school on his list before making his final decision to ensure the program is the right fit for him, which also means his recruitment could "drag out to April or the late signing period," Johnson said.