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Johnson sees recruiting pick up

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Jaylen Johnson said he has not officially de-committed from Boise State but he's definitely looking around now that coach Chris Petersen has left for Washington.
The Huskies have emerged as a possible frontrunner with Petersen coaching that team and the Corona (Calif.) Centennial three-star recruit said many other programs have already reached out.
"I wouldn't say de-committed," Johnson said. "I'm just starting to look around. This all kind of hit me off-guard so my phone has been ringing off the hook and I've been getting e-mails and all kinds of things. I don't really know what's going on."
A good bunch of Pac-12 programs have already contacted Johnson, whose Corona Centennial team faces Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco in the playoffs this weekend.
"I just got off the phone with Oregon State," Johnson said. "I heard from Washington of course with coach Petersen. I got an e-mail from Oregon and I've been talking to USC for a while."
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end said his next step after the playoffs is to take his official visits but he has not scheduled anything yet.
The big winner in Johnson's recruitment might be Washington with Petersen there now. The three-star said the Huskies are being seriously considered but he wants to be patient and make the right decision instead of rushing anything at this point.
"I'm definitely going to take my official visits," Johnson said. "I just have to set all those up now.
"Washington is up there. They're definitely up there."
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