Three-star running back three-star Brandon Johnson (5-9, 184, 4.5) from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez has decided to end his recruitment and has made his college choice.
"I was talking it over with my father and I thought that Washington was the best fit for me," Johnson said. "I like the situation of coming in and playing early.
"I also think that Washington is an up and coming program and I wanted to be part of that," Johnson said. "I really liked the coaches at Washington, they were straight with me from the beginning.
"I haven't been up there yet for a visit," Johnson said. "It was really just the coaches that made it right for me.
"Coach Tyrone Willingham and Coach Eric Yarber talked to about other things than football," Johnson said. "They talk to you about life and that showed me that they cared about me as a person, not just as a football player."
Johnson is the type of player that Washington made a living off of from Southern California when the Dawgfather, Don James, was winning Pac 10 championships during they heyday.
The talented Dominguez running back is a clutch player who plays his best in tight situations.
Last season Johnson was tremendous during the playoff and helped Dominguez win their Section CIF Championship in 2005. Once again Johnson's running ability has helped Dominguez to the Championship game.
Johnson had 269 yards in the semifinal game including the game winning 76 yard touchdown run.
So far in 2006, Johnson has rushed for 1,435 and 24 touchdowns.
Johnson and his Dominguez teammates will be going for their second straight championship against West Torrance, Calif., this coming Friday.
Rivals.com ranks Johnson as the nation's No. 39 running back prospect for the class of 2007. He also made the Rivals.com California top 100 team landing as the Golden State's No. 48 prospect at any position.