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Johnson talks Washington State trip

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Rahshead Johnson liked a lot about his Washington State visit.
He has friends there. He could possibly get on the field early. He sees a program that's becoming much more competitive in the Pac-12.
The Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo four-star remains committed to Washington but its instate rival has definitely become a consideration.
"I liked the coaching staff," Johnson said. "I just thought it was a great experience to go up there and of course I love some people up there. It was a good trip. I liked it up there a lot."
Gerard Wicks, Robert Lewis and Daquawn Brown are three friends of Johnson from their high school playing days and it's big to the Long Beach Cabrillo standout that Brown has played so much as a freshman.
Rated as a four-star wide receiver, the Washington State coaches told Johnson they like him as a cornerback and he's open to the idea.
"Just seeing that Daquawn Brown is actually on the field playing as a freshman, that really inspired me," Johnson said. "That's just good that he's playing as a freshman and I see myself playing as a freshman, too.
"It's a serious consideration because they play freshmen. They were recruiting me pretty hard. They actually want me to play defense because they don't have many DBs. Some DBs are leaving this year and I have no problem with that at all. I'm open to that."
Another factor for Johnson to consider is that Cabrillo teammate Darren Gardenhire committed to the Cougars while on his visit. Johnson said it's something to look at but is not the only selling point as his recruitment continues.
"It's a big factor but you also have to look out for yourself and your own interests," Johnson said. "I'm going to stay committed for right now. I'm going to take my next two visits."
The four-star plans to visit Arizona State, possibly as early as this weekend for the Arizona matchup, and to Utah at a date to be determined later.
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