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Johnson in no hurry to commit

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Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey looks to be the class of the L.A city section this year as well as one of the top teams in the entire state. One player expected to have a big season is standout running back Jeremiah Johnson.
Johnson, 5-9, 185 pounds combines with junior standout Stephon Johnson to form arguably the state’s best running back duo. While splitting time a year ago, Johnson still rushed for 1,292 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has a nice combination of speed, quickness and power and has the ability to run over or around would be defenders.
On the recruiting front, Johnson has received calls from a handful of schools thus far.
“Washington State, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona State have all called,” Johnson said. “Oregon is still my only offer but Washington State and Arizona have both said they’re just waiting on senior film. Arizona and Arizona State are both recruiting me as a defensive back but everyone else likes me at running back.”
Johnson’s older brother Jerome plays for the Ducks and many felt Oregon could pick up an early commitment from the younger Johnson as well.
“It’s tempting to commit early but I want to take my visits,” Johnson said. “I’ve always wanted to take my visits when it was my time to go through the recruiting process and I’m pretty committed to doing that. Right now, I just want to see who else shows interest and offers me a visit. Oregon is my top school right now but I’m really in no rush to commit.
“Oregon has told me they’re only taking one running back and I know they’re recruiting a few others but still, I know I know I need to take my trips. It’s just something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m very confident things will work out for me in the end.”
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