Osseo (Minn.) tight end Will Johnson continues to attract more suitors as his senior season progresses, and that has delayed his start to taking official visits. His only trip this fall thus far has been an unofficial visit to nearby Minnesota.
"I have not gotten out to any other games yet and have not take any other officials," Johnson said. "I am going to see where I get my offers from in the next couple weeks and plan out my visits after that. I'd be willing to take a couple visits during the season."
Due to their proximity to his home and the ease with which he can visit the school, Johnson does not plan to use one of his five official visits to see Minnesota. Only one school is certain to receive an official visit from the three-star tight end.
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"I'll definitely get down to Ole Miss again," Johnson said. "Other than that, it depends on who offers."
The 6-7, 245-pound Johnson reached double digit offers late in the summer, but several new schools showing interest could increase that number.
"The last offer I got was Kansas," Johnson said. "West Virginia is real close. They told me at I am at the top of their list and they like me a lot. They are going to try and get me to come down there."
Another schools showing strong interest since the beginning of September is Ohio State.
"I talk to their coaches weekly," Johnson said of the Buckeyes. "They just want to look at some film. They don't need much they said, just something from this year they can compare to last year and then they should be able to make a decision."
A new school showing increased interest in Johnson is Oregon. The Ducks sent an assistant coach to Osseo's practice on Wednesday to scout the Minnesota tight end. He also continues to receive regular mailings from Alabama.
Osseo is 3-1 on the season and Johnson has recorded eight catches for around 175 yards, a touchdown and two extra point conversions. He is regular seeing double and triple teams, so Osseo coaches have been rotating him to the backfield to try and get Johnson more touches.