San Diego record holder has great trip
Three-star wide receiver James Johnson (6-1, 205, 4.55) from Valley Center, Calif., just came back from an outstanding visit to Oregon. He has one more official visit scheduled for Washington, but there is a surprise school making a late run for his services.
"Oregon was a great trip," Johnson said. "It was awesome.
"I like the fact that I have a chance to play on the offensive side of the ball at Oregon and I like how the team is like a family. The coaches are great and laid back.
"I didn't commit because I want to take my trip to Washington. I plan to make up my mind on what school to attend after my visit to Washington."
Johnson is down to three schools.
"It is down to Oregon, Washington and San Diego State," Johnson said. "The reason for San Diego State is I live in San Diego and I think they have a really good coaching staff.
"I think that San Diego State is going in the right direction and they are going to turn the program around. I don't even have to take an official visit there.
"I feel the same way about Washington's coaching staff that I do about San Diego State. I think they are going to turn the program around up there."
Whoever lands Johnson will be getting one of the most prolific offensive players in the history of San Diego County.
Johnson earned first-team all-league, first-team all-area and first-team San Diego Section all-CIF after hauling in 57 receptions for 1, 245 yards and 17 touchdowns. He ended his career as the all-time San Diego County leader in receiving yards.
Johnson was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 55 prospect at any position.