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Johnson has early list of favorites

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Stephen Johnson III has already picked up some solid offers and now interest from the SEC has picked up.
The San Leandro, Calif., three-star athlete is definitely intrigued by Vanderbilt, Auburn and others and since he's not planning to make his decision soon he's more than willing to listen to those coaching staffs.
"The last schools that stopped by were Vanderbilt and Washington," Johnson said. "Some of the SEC schools are starting to show more interest especially Vanderbilt and Auburn.
"I just started talking to them so they're talking to me about camps and stuff. Mainly they were asking if I would leave California. I told them it depends on the right spot and the right time."
Johnson, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound prospect who performed well at the RCS Northern California, said he has a lot of family in the South so he would be open to the idea of playing college football there.
At this point, it's mainly Pac-12 programs that interest the San Leandro athlete but that could change with new offers.
"I would be open to it," Johnson said. "My family is from Mississippi so everyone I'm related to is from down South. If it's the right spot for me I have no problem going down there."
Johnson plans to attend summer camps at Mississippi State and USC, two programs that have not offered yet but are showing interest.
The three-star said he doesn't exactly have a frontrunner yet but there is a group of schools that have his attention.
"I wouldn't call it a favorite but the schools I'm very interested in are Oregon, UCLA, Duke, Cal, ASU and Washington. Those would be near the top. I'll wait and see how the summer goes before I decide."
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