Two-way standout James Johnson (6-1, 180, 4.55) from Valley Center, Calif., has picked up a total of five offers in the early going. His last two offers have come from the ACC and last night (March 27th), Johnson picked up his first offer from a Pac 10 school.
Johnson has offers on the table from San Diego State, Colorado State, Utah, Wake Forest and Oregon.
"Oregon is James' dream school," Greg Taylor, Johnson's older brother said. "He told Oregon they are definitely in his top two with USC being the other one.
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"James feels honored to get an offer from Oregon," Taylor said. "He definitely wants to show Oregon that he's a hard worker and is an explosive player. He really appreciates that Oregon thinks he's good enough to be part of their program.
"When Oregon watched his film they said this is the guy we want," Taylor said. "They asked James where he wanted to play and James said he likes both offense and defense, but he will play wherever he is need.
"James told Oregon the most teams are recruiting him as a defensive back," Taylor said. "Oregon said that he would probably play on defense for them, too."
As a junior, Johnson led San Diego county with 1,582 receiving yards. He also had 74 receptions and 18 touchdowns from his wide receiver position. His performance saw him earn first-team San Diego Section all-CIF.
Though he didn't thrown at much as a junior, he still picked off three passes. The word got out about Johnson as he was a first-team San Diego Section all-CIF defensive back his sophomore season.