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First offer excites Johnson

Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington safety Michael Johnson picked up his first offer on Friday afternoon.
"Florida State offered me today," Johnson said. "That is my first offer so far."
He was able to speak with a member of the Florida State staff after being verbally offered.
"I talked to (Coach) James Coley and he explained to me that they were offering me and that they were very high on me," Johnson said. "He said that they are a great program and that a lot of great players have come through there. They want me to be one of the next guys to go through there."
The Seminoles offered Johnson as well as a pair of his teammates, Rivals100 linebacker Matthew Thomas and Rivals250 offensive lineman Denver Kirkland. Johnson says that the pitch on the phone was to get the trio to all play their college ball in Tallahassee.
"He did say that," Johnson said about them wanting all three. "That is what they told us all today."
Johnson has yet to visit Florida State. He may attempt to make it on campus later this month for a Junior Day.
Florida State isn't the only school keeping tabs on Johnson.
"I have also heard from UM and the Florida Gators, also Georgia, Wisconsin, and Kansas," Johnson said.
At this stage of the process, Johnson says Florida State stands out.
"I like them a lot," Johnson said. "I thought about it (committing). I always wanted to go there since I was a kid. I didn't commit yet. I may commit pretty soon."
Johnson finished his junior season with over 70 tackles and at least five interceptions.
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