During the week of practices for the CaliFlorida Bowl last week, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez defensive back Marvin Johnson made no secret that his favorite school was Oregon. In fact, Johnson said he was thinking about announcing for the Ducks during the game but said he wanted to take his official visit first. Turns out, Johnson didn't need to.
"Yeah, I committed to Oregon earlier in the week," Johnson said. "I know I said I was going to wait and take my visits but I just knew Oregon was the place for me so I decided to get it over with. I'm still taking my visit on the 13th of this month but now I'll be coming in to the visit already committed."
Johnson, 5-10, 180 pounds is one of the top players in the West region and was a finalist for state player of the year honors. He played quarterback and safety but will play safety in college.
"They told me their safeties, free and strong are kind of interchangeable so I'll play both," Johnson said. "I'm just relieved right now to have my decision out of the way. It wasn't really weighing on me that heavy, but just to know where I'm going was a relief.
"I like Mississippi State a lot too but that's way on the other side of the country. I really wanted my mom to be able to come and see me play and Oregon isn't pretty close to home for me. She's real excited about me going to Oregon and as soon as they offered me, I kind of knew I was going there. It's a great fit and I think I'll do some great things there."