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DC backer pulls in first two offers

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Washington (D.C.) Dunbar linebacker Javarie Johnson has pulled in his first two offers. Who has pulled the trigger on the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder?
"I have two offers, one from Maryland and one from West Virginia," he said. "Maryland offered about a month ago and West Virginia came through two and a half weeks ago. The West Virginia one isn't in writing yet.
"I love the offers. It let's me know I have a high education and can be successful. I have something to back me up."
Does anything stick out about the two schools that have offered to date?
"I really like Maryland, it's one of my top five picks," he said. "I like the coaches and the whole staff. It's a good environment and I like the defense they run. They are close to home too.
"I'm not sure what to expect from West Virginia. It's a good place and I've met a few of the coaches before. I want to stop past there to see what the facilities are like."
Plenty of other colleges including Penn State, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Connecticut are interested in Johnson as well.
One school is a lifelong favorite of the D.C. prospect.
"My dream college is Miami," he said. "I've liked them since I was younger. I've wanted to play there since I was six or seven.
"For me though, I want a place I'll get exposure and be successful if football doesn't work out. I want to financially be able to provide for my family. I'm looking at kinesiology or engineering."
Johnson plans to make his way to Pittsburgh on Saturday. He's also looking at trips to Penn State and Illinois in the near future.
The D.C. prospect posted 90 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior.
"I think the best thing about me is that I'm a tall guy," he said. "I can rush the quarterback and I can drop back into coverage. I can do a lot of things on the field and get around the corner fast.
"I want to improve. I can work on everything."
Johnson is also a track athlete that is rated the second best triple jump in the area and apart of the championship 4x2 for Dunbar.
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