Tyrone (Ga.) wide receiver Calvin Johnson has said in recent weeks that Georgia or Georgia Tech will likely be his college destination, but that hasn’t kept other schools from taking their best shot at the four-star prospect.
“North Carolina calls me more than anyone. They’re really pushing me hard to come and check them out,” he said. “And Oklahoma is still keeping up with me. I’m going to take an official visit there in November. I’m not sure of the exact date, but it’s right before our playoffs start.”
Johnson (6-4, 200, 4.4) is a member of the Rivals100 Team coming off a junior season which saw him snag 34 catches for 780 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s having another solid year as a senior with five touchdown receptions through seven games for undefeated Sandy Creek.
The Tar Heels and Sooners will both make their pitch at the impact receiver, but it still looks like UGA or Tech will be tough to beat.
“They’re still up there at the top,” Johnson said. “It’s pretty far down to the next ones after those two.”
Either of those schools taking the lead?
“No, I wouldn’t say that,” he said. “They’re about even. The only thing that really stands out is that Tech is just 20 minutes away. It’s real close to my family. But everything’s still up in the air.”
Johnson is also strong in the classroom, where he maintains a 3.5 GPA and a 1000 SAT.