Athlete prospect James Johnson (6-1, 190, 4.59) from Valley Center has been very busy in the early going this recruiting season picking up three offers over the last few weeks.
So far Johnson has picked up offers from Colorado State, San Diego State, and Utah. He is getting a lot of other interest and offers could be forthcoming.
"USC is showing a lot of interest in James," Johnson older brother, Greg Taylor said. "The Trojans invited him to their spring scrimmage and he has been invited to USC's prestigious Rising Seniors Camp.
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"Oregon has also invited James to their junior day on April 26th," Taylor said. "Tennessee and Alabama have called the school expressing interest in James.
"Miami told me that they're going to offer James. The Hurricanes like him for his abilities on both sides of the ball. They like him as a safety and a wide receiver.
"Cal called today and invited James to their spring game and their junior day," Taylor said. "The letter was signed by Cal head coach Jeff Tedford and it stated that they hope that James will consider being a Bear.
"It wasn't an offer, but more of a letter of interest that could turn into an offer pretty soon," Taylor said. "Boise State is also beginning to show interest and sent a letter to James."
Even though Johnson is getting a lot of interest, he isn't letting it go to head as he is working rigorously this offseason.
"James has been working really hard to become a better football player, especially on his speed," Taylor said. "He has shaved his 40 time down to 4.55.
"What a lot of people don't know about James is he's still growing as football player," Taylor said. "People don't realize that James is a very raw football player. He has really only played one year of football.
The reason why Johnson is a newbie to football is he was concentrating on basketball before he realized that he's has outstanding football talent. He was a member of the AAU team, the San Diego North Stars.