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Johnson seeing major interest

Stephen Johnson III is still sitting with four offers but the San Leandro, Calif., athlete is receiving serious amounts of interest and more could be on the way.
The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete who will play either wide receiver or cornerback in college has been offered by Cal, Colorado, Duke and Utah State and he said two schools especially stand out early on.
Johnson took an unofficial visit to Cal last week and the Golden Bears are one school under serious consideration.
"I think Cal stands out the most so far and Duke," Johnson said. "The education means a lot at both schools.
"I've been up to Cal but (Friday) was the first day I was at the whole school. I like the coaches a lot. I met the new defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator. I liked the atmosphere a lot."
It still seems really early for the San Leandro athlete.
Johnson said Oregon, USC, Florida State, UCLA, Colorado State, Mississippi State, Washington and Washington State are all showing major interest.
Johnson said some more offers could be close.
"Oregon is supposed to offer me in March or April," Johnson said. "The coach is supposed to come down and see me first. I'm supposed to call UCLA but I haven't gotten in touch with them."
Johnson is being recruited as an athlete so it's too early to determine a position. The Northern California prospect said he's open to either side of the ball and is now looking forward to adding more offers.
"So far, most of the colleges are talking about receiver or defensive back," Johnson said. "They're keeping it open between those positions so it's been hard to figure out."
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