Jaylen Johnson has basically narrowed his list to six programs, is working on official visits and could be one of the top players on Corona (Calif.) Centennial's defense this season.
"Notre Dame, USC, Boise State, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, pretty much the whole Pac-12 with the exception of UCLA and Stanford along with Northwestern have offered," Corona Centennial coach Matt Logan said. "He's a good student, great player.
"He could be like that Dion Jordan from Oregon, that outside linebacker hybrid type of guy. His top three or four are Boise, Notre Dame, Oregon and USC."
Logan said Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound three-star prospect, is planning to take his first official visit to Oregon in the coming weeks and that's the only one planned so far. The Corona Centennial standout took unofficial visits to USC and Boise State this summer and is looking at scheduling some other trips.
As for his senior season, Johnson is expected to play more linebacker than defensive end although things could always change.
One of the best aspects to the Corona Centennial standout is his versatility and even though he played more defensive end last season he's being moved around a little bit this year and Johnson could excel at his new position.
As far as recruiting, Logan said Johnson wants to take visits before making any decisions with the first one coming to Oregon soon.
"Normally he played hand down for us but he's had a couple injuries so right now he's playing linebacker exclusively with the thought that we can always put him back down," Logan said. "Right now, it depends on who we're playing, but right now he's more of a linebacker."