He's ranked as a three-star player and one of the top 11 players in Oklahoma by Rivals.com. So it's no surprise that Ponca City, Okla., running back Josh Johnson racked up 152 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns against Sand Springs on Friday night.
"They weren't supposed to be very good, so we did what was expected," Johnson, who is 5-foot-10 and 204 pounds, said. "It was all seeming to work for me. It wasn't just one play. All of them were popping."
Johnson said he's talked on the phone to Iowa State so far since the fall calling period began. Iowa State assistant coach Barney Cotton talked to Johnson about a lot of different topics.
"He asked me about what I was working on, and talking about how to get ready for my first game," Johnson said. "He also talked to me about how they're going to lose some running backs after this year, so there would be room for a guy like me to come in there."
Johnson said he's going to set up a visit to Iowa State some time later on down the road. He also has a scholarship offer from North Carolina, but Johnson could not remember the name of the assistant recruiting him.
Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Tulsa are also involved with him.
"I don't know if there is anybody else I'd really like to hear from," he said. "I just want to see what happens."
Johnson was at Oklahoma State on Saturday for the Cowboys' season opener against Montana State.
"I had a good time," he said. "I had a lot of fun."