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Offers climb for Johnson

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Linebacker Mark Johnson (6-4, 230, 4.45) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey has been racking up the offers this spring. Johnson has tremendous upside because there aren't many guys with his size and speed.
Though Johnson played at Culver City, Calif. high school, as a junior and that he moved to another district didn't slow down his recruitment one bit. Many times players could get lost in the shuffle when they move but that hasn't been the case with Johnson.
So far the Dorsey linebacker has picked up offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan and Oklahoma.
USC wants Johnson to go to their camp. The reason being the Trojans want to see Johnson up close and in person.
Johnson is up to the challenge and he is expected to attend USC camp later this month.
The USC Camp will be the only camp that Johnson will attend this summer. If Johnson performs up to his potential at the USC camp he could get an offer from the Trojans.
Johnson has been working very hard this off-season to get himself ready for his senior season. He has improved his bench from 280 to 300. He also improved his squat from 460 to 500 and his power clean from 250 to 260.
"I'm going to take all five of my visits before I make my decision," Johnson said. "USC is my top choice at this time but I'm keeping an open mind."
"I probably won't make up mind until sometime in January," Johnson said. "I want to focus on my senior season."
As a junior, Johnson racked up 150 tackles, had 11 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries, eight sacks and one interception. His performance saw him earn all-CIF, all-league and was League Defensive Player of the Year.
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