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Johnson is taking his time

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Norfolk (Va.) Booker T. Washington safety Rodney Johnson holds five scholarship offers. However, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has stepped away from recruiting to focus on his academics and the upcoming season.
"I've primarily been focused on the season," he said. "I haven't really visited anywhere this summer. Right now, I'm just trying to find ways to get better as I'm going back into school for my senior year. I've got to buckle down this season and make sure everything is right."
The interest is not wavering as Johnson still holds offers from Furman, Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond and West Virginia. He also did attend camp at Temple this summer.
In addition, Johnson noted plans to visit some schools this fall, but is in the process of setting them up.
So, as he works to assure his academics are in order, are any schools standing out?
"I know for a fact West Virginia sticks out and Old Dominion sticks out," he said. "Richmond is there too and Furman as well. They are all sticking out for different reasons."
Johnson specifically touched on the two Division I offers he has received.
"It's still kind of hard to believe I got the offer from West Virginia," he said. "I'm still thankful for that offer and my main focus is to see how good their program is and see if I can develop well in it. The fact Old Dominion is going Division I is very big. They are switching divisions and that means I may be able to have a starting position there. It's a school on the rise."
Johnson claims he has no intention of deciding anytime soon.
"I'm looking forward to National Signing Day for an official decision," he said. "I know a lot more colleges will come in if I take my time and get my grades and education going straight. You can't go to any school without grades."
The two-star prospect and Booker T. Washington open the season against Kings Fork on August 24th.
"The only thing I'm looking forward to this year is trying to have a great senior year, motivating our young team to do their best and having fun on the field," said Johnson.
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